10 days to go to the 2018 World Choir Games.
10 DAYS TO GO!
Excited? Well prepared? Did you already learn the wonderful new anthem #OneVoice, composed by John Rutter?
Here it is in its first-ever choral version, pre-recorded by Tuks Camerata and conducted by Michael Joseph Barrett. Looking forward to its world premiere at the July 4 Opening Ceremony of the #WorldChoirGames #Tshwane2018!
Watch the video recording of the anthem here.
REUNION VENUE CHANGED TO TUKS CAMPUS
Dear Alumnus / Alumna
Please follow this link to see read the full article published by the Camerata Management Team and the Reunion Committee.
Cannot wait to see you at the reunion weekend!
Camerata is in the news!
Perdeby sat down with Tuks Camerata conductor Dr Michael Barrett and third year BMus student and Tuks Camerata chairperson James Paradza, to talk about the inner workings of the World Choir Games.
At the World Choir Games more choirs are given the opportunity to participate, making it the biggest choral event in the world. Choirs apply to compete instead of needing to qualify as for other competitions. Both accomplished and amateur choirs compete at the appropriate level in two separate competitions.
To view the full article, please click here.
South African Music Award Nomination
We are proud to announce that The University of Pretoria Camerata has been nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA), a 3rd time in a row.
This time, we are one of five nominees for best traditional music, with our 2017 Album Indodana.
Camerata feels honoured for this nomination.
You can listen to this album on iTunes or click here to be redirected to the album on this website.
Dr Barrett turns 5!
Yesterday, our conductor celebrated his 5th year as the choir’s conductor. We thank you for the awesome person that you are and for your great leadership.
Pre-Recording: One Voice - Anthem for the World Choir Games
The British composer John Rutter has written this new anthem for the World Choir Games, which will premiere with choir and orchestra at the July 4 Opening Ceremony of the World Choir Games 2018 in Tshwane, South Africa.
University of Pretoria Tuks Camerata and conductor Dr. Michael Barrett from South Africa pre-recorded the piece in order to make everybody learn it for the grand premier on July 4!
Television advert recording.
Today, Camerata partook in an advert shoot for STRONGBOW in Rosebank.
Watch the space (or rather, your televisions!)
New YouTube video.
Click here to view Khutšo on our YouTube channel.
"God Grant us Peace
Peace for Africa
Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the World
Have mercy on us
Peace, Peace, Peace".
50 year Reunion
Have you heard about the incredibly exciting event for the Tuks Camerata this year?
You’ve heard about A Popular Affair, the Four Choirs Concert, the World Choir Games as hosted by the Tuks Camerata this year, amongst so much else… But have you heard that on top of all of that, the Tuks Camerata turns FIFTY? Yes, 50, that’s right, and to commemorate it we are celebrating it by hosting a Reunion concert held on Monday the 24th of September this year, with a choir that combines current members of the choir with so many alumni who have sung in this wonderful family over the last 50 years!
It is sure to be an incredibly successful event, so keep following us for more!
Happy Birthday Camerata!
A Popular Affair
The University of Pretoria (Tuks) Camerata, conducted by Michael Barrett, and the Charl du Plessis Trio are privileged to host the Internationally Award winning, Matthew Wright (UK), as guest conductor for this Popular Affair.
Come enjoy an upbeat performance at the University of Pretoria Musaion as never experienced before, with works by Sia, Coldplay, John Legend, Pink, The Greatest Showman and many more. This is a popular experience not to be missed. Two shows only! Tickets at www.tixsa.co.za
Dates and times:
Sunday, 25 March 2018 @16:00 and 27 March 2018 @19:00.
There is a story to this YouTube video.
Megan van der Zwan (1994 - 2018)
Departed, but never forgotten.
"Angels, where you soar up to God's own light,
take our own lost bird on your hearts tonight,
and as grief once more mounts to heaven and sings,
let our love be heard...
whispering, in your wings".
You can view "Let My Love Be Heard" on our YouTube channel.
On February 25th we had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the prestigious Stockholm Music Gymnasium. We wish them all the best with their tour of our country. Cannot wait to perform with you again!
Hostel Concert at Magrietjie
On 14 March we had our first hostel concert for the year at the Magrietjie residence. What a great evening!! Thank you Huis Magrietjie for having us!
Thank you for 2016
Dear Camerata Supporters
The gala concert truly was a fantastic experience. We couldn't have asked for a better audience or a more memorable end to this phenomenal year, packed with experiences, victories, memories and a whole lot of music!
Thank you to the brilliant choristers and each and every supporter for carrying us through one of the busiest years we've ever had! Your dedication, help and continued support is truly appreciated.
We're taking a well-deserved break for now, but rest assured, Camerata will be back full steam in 2017 with a brand new members and a shiny new repertoire that will give you goosebumps from start to finish. Keep on watching this space to see our journey to Barcelona in 2017!
We love what we do, and we can't do it without you.
With love and many thanks
Tuks Camerata Executive Committee 2016