Meet our Astonishing Alto: Riëtte Schönfeldt #Vox_Tribe
Q: What is your day job?
A: Full-time student, studying B.Sc. Occupational Therapy at the University of Pretoria (TUKS).
Q: How many years have you been singing in a choir?
A: 15 amazing years.💥
Q: What has been your most memorable experience with Vox to date?
A: Performing with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in last year November our conductor, Franco Prinsloo’s second oratorium: “Lig van Waarheid”. An experience that I will never forget and is a true highlight in my choral journey thus far.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being part of Vox?
A: The people and the music really makes Vox a true musical family.❤️ #my_tribe
Q: Which piece is your favourite that you have performed with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: "Plant vir my 'n boom, André" - set to music by Franco on text from the poem by Ingid Jonker. There's no need to say anything. Just do yourself a favour and go listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEfsvtC9Yks
Q: What do you look forward to the most with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: I am beyond excited for the "Requim Ballet" that is planned for the end of this year. I just know that it is going to be amazing to be a part of something this unique, creative, experimental all together with the world's most beautiful music that Franco wrote. #watch_this_space It will be a once in a liftetime opportunity and performance, so make sure not to miss it! I am also looking forward to being able to sing "Kruis van Liefde" again for all my friends and family. It was the first piece I performed with the Vox and it is amazing being able to revisit it again.
Q: In which Vox-Tet (our octets) are you?
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: Being able to teleport myself into books. Who would not want to live in Narnia or Hogwarts? (post war of course). #rawenclaw💙
Q: What are you reading/binge watching at the moment:
1. Reading - Outlander: Voyager;
2. Watching - Heartstopper (May or not be my millionth time rewatching the show. The graphic novels are also awesome!).
Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?
A: Ballet, reading, crochet, painting.
Q: Name a section in "Kruis van Liefde" that gives you goosebumps every time:
A: "XVI. Vrou, Kyk, Daar is U Seun". A really moving piece. Each of the different voice groups gets a chance to share in the narrative and work together to carry the story forward a beautiful and unique way.🎼 Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ2M75H4gMo&t=644s
Get your tickets for 15 March, Kruis van Liefde, live at NG Universiteitsoord, Pretoria here. You do not want to miss this magical choral experience. To get your tickets, click here!
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: The Galápagos Islands. The nature and wildlife is truly extraordinary. A bucket list item indeed.🌴
📸 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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