Monday, October 29, 2012
SING IN SOUTH AFRICA
It is with great anticipation that I invite you to join me for a Festival of Choral Music in South Africa. The power of music to bring people together will be very much in evidence as we gather there in May, 2014.
The vibrancy of the South African culture and history will provide a meaningful well from which you and your singers will draw a deep understanding of cultural exchange and musical collaboration. You will have the opportunity to gather with other choirs from the US, and to perform with and for singers from South Africa, building a global community in a brief window of time.
The proposed program will include American and African music, with perhaps a Mozart Missa Brevis for the combined choirs. In addition we are offering a separate opportunity to sing the Brahms Requiem with the University of South Carolina and other choristers.
You know the impact that international travel has on us and on our ability to appreciate and value other cultures. Consider the life-changing possibilities for your singers as they experience the beauty and warmth of a people that have struggled for freedom and prosperity in ways that many of us will never know.
I hope you will consider bringing your choir to South Africa to experience the breathtaking landscape, the rich culture, and the opportunity to create community through the choral experience
Alicia W. Walker