Mozart Requiem in one of South Africa’s oldest Churches

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 2019-03-02
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Event Price
Reserved seating : R200 Unreserved seating (restricted views) : R120

Event Contact Details
qkt.io/Requiem

Location
Lutheran Church, Upper Strand Street, Cape Town
Lutheran Church, Upper Strand Street, Cape Town
Cape Town
Western Province


Description

The SCCT will perform Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday, 2 March, at 7.30pm, under the baton of well-known musical director Alex Fokkens. In 1774, Martin Melck, himself a Lutheran, built and donated the church to the early Lutheran congregation of Cape Town. It would undergo various alterations and additions, which include the front elevation and exquisite carvings on organ façade and pulpit by the Cape’s leading sculptor at the time, Anton Anreith. Of significance is that the inauguration of the church in Cape Town and first performances of Mozart’s Requiem in Europe happened concurrently.