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Timeless Words

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Words have long served as a cornerstone in the creative process of composers, shaping their compositions and guiding their musical narratives. Among these words, religious texts have held a particularly significant role, infusing music with profound meaning within church services and beyond. However, amidst this common foundation, each composer brings forth a unique interpretation, exploring diverse musical expressions while working with the same set of words.


Join us for an enchanting evening at the St Francis Music Festival, where the ethereal harmonies of The Chanticleer Singers, accompanied by the masterful organist Isabelle van Rensburg, will illuminate the rich tapestry of musical compositions across the centuries. Delve into a captivating journey as we compare and celebrate the works of renowned composers such as Purcell and Mozart, Palestrina and Poulenc, Bruckner, Stopford, Parry, Mathias, Vaughn-Williams, Rachmaninov, and Raczinski. From the intricacies of polyphony to the emotive depths of Romanticism, experience the myriad ways in which these composers have breathed life into timeless words, forging a symphony of transcendent beauty and profound resonance.


May 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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St Francis Anglican Church, 46 Tyrone Ave, Parkview
46 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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