MEET THE VOX PAINISTS: Jannie Le Roux
Meet our 2nd Spectacular Vox Pianist: Jannie Le Roux #Vox_Tribe
Tell us a bit more about yourself. (Where do you come from, where did you study, why do you love accompanying a choir):
A: I grew up in Knysna and finished High School at Hoërskool Stellenbosch. I completed my masters studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and my doctoral studies at the University of Pretoria.
Q: What is your day job?
A: I work as accompanist/teacher/lecturer at the music departments of Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool and University of Pretoria.
Q: How do you experience working with and accompanying the Vox Chamber Choir?
A: An absolute joy…! It is great to be able to work with such a fun and professional group of people.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience with Vox to date?
A: Undeniably the premiere of Franco's "Lig van Waarheid" in Cape Town. It was a magical, almost spiritual experience!
Q: Which piece is your favourite that you have performed with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: "Lig van Waarheid" by Franco Prinsloo. Looking forward to some new works in the future hopefully. You can listen to it here: https://youtu.be/2aElXY7ouqE
Q: What do you look forward to the most with Vox Chamber Choir in the coming future?
A: I can not wait to experience the live performance of "Kruis van Liefde" this Wednesday!
Q: How do you experience Franco's compositions for the piano/celesta and choir?
A: Extremely fun to play and so cleverly written!
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: To be invisible, definitely!!
Q: What are you reading/binge watching at the moment:
1. Reading - Dean Koontz’ "Velocity";
2. Watching - "Dam" on Showmax.
Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?
A: Motorcycling. I love going out for motorcycle rides over the weekends!
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: Norway. Simply for the beautiful landscapes!
You have to go and see "Kruis van Liefde" on 15 March, Kruis van Liefde, live at NG Universiteitsoord, Pretoria. Get your tickets here. You do not want to miss this magical choral experience: https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/kruis-van-liefde-vox-chamber-choir
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Photo Credit: The beyond amazing, Yolandi Jacobsz - Loci Photography
Conductor and Composer of the Vox Chamber Choir: Franco Prinsloo Composer/Conductor
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