Meet our Astonishing Alto: Anja Pollard #Vox_Tribe
Q: What is your day job?
A: I’m a Creative Arts Therapist.
Q: How many years have you been singing in a choir?
A: I’ve lost count! More than thirty years.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience with Vox to date?
A: Eating “vetkoeke” at a Shoshanguve tavern during the World Choir Games - Tshwane 2018: INTERKULTUR.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being part of Vox?
A: Getting to know wonderful people that I probably never otherwise would have met - and being able to form deep and meaningful connections with each other through music, despite our colourful differences.
Q: Which piece is your favourite that you have performed with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: Franco Prinsloo’s setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 - "Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day".
Q: What do you look forward to the most with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: To express ourselves as creative advocates for environmental protection with Franco Prinsloo’s composition: “Red list”.
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: To speak and understand all languages.
Q: What are you reading/binge watching at the moment:
1. Reading - Frogs and frogging by Vincent Carruthers and Louis Du Preez;
2. Watching - Star Trek Discovery.
Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?
A: I’m exploring frogging, but some of my more established hobbies include, shopping for exotic plants and doting over Pug-dogs.
Q: Name a part in a piece we perform that gives you goosebumps every time:
A: The last note of “Vrou, kyk daar is u Seun”, where we end in unison from Franco Prinsloo's newly composed Oratorio: "Kruis van Liefde", which we will première later this year. #excited
Q: List 3 things on your bucket list:
1. To sing in the "LA Sagrada Família" in Barcelona, Spain;
2. Sleep under the stars in the Karoo;
3. Swim and snorkel in Croatia.
📸 Photo Credit: JP Hanekom (http://www.jphanekom.com)
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