When thinking of the vocal music of the early Baroque period, one imagines Italian, French or even English songs. Hebrew, however, is a language that seldom comes to mind.
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Salomone Rossi’s Hashirim Asher L’Shlomo – the first choral synagogue music ever notated.
The African Renaissance Ensemble, in collaboration with The Lewandowski Chorale, presents a programme of selections from this momentous work alongside some of Rossi’s instrumental works and two other major Hebrew baroque compositions composed for the communities of Venice and Provence respectively.
This is the largest production ever undertaken by The African Renaissance Ensemble, featuring 11 instrumentalists, 5 vocal soloists and a 20+ chorus, The Lewandowski Chorale.
Do not miss this unique event in Jo’burg’s history, celebrating a landmark occassion.
THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE
HIlton Anspach – Contrabass
Dillon Davie – Theorbo (long-necked lute)
Adam H. Golding – Musical Direction, recorder, mandolin
Isabella Bonnet – Baroque violin
Handri Lootz – Traverso (baroque flute)
Este Meerkotter – Traverso (baroque flute)
Tanya Spiller – Baroque violin
Margot Smythe – Baroque cello
Ute Smythe – Baroque violin
Glynnis Kanar – Soprano
Leigh Nudelman – Soprano
Joao Ribeiro – Countertenor
Doron Kanar – Tenor
Adam H. Golding – Tenor
Andrew Gould – Bass
THE LEWANDOWSKI CHORALE
Sopranos: Leigh Crymble, Laura Dube, Di Golding, Glynnis Kanar, Tabisa Majaja, Jeanette Menasce, Kecia Rust
Altos: Gillian Berkowitz, Adrianne Grant, Carol Slabolepszy, Kathryn Wheeler
Tenors: David Brittany, Michael Golding, Rodney Katzew, Marc Shapiro
Basses: Phillip Gordon, Robbie Potenza