MEET THE VOXIES - B1: Marinus Claassen
Meet our Brilliant Baritone: Marinus Claassen #Vox_Tribe
Q: What is your day job?
A: I am a History Teacher at Hoërskool Eldoraigne.
Q: How many years have you been singing in a choir?
A: 9 years.🥳
Q: What has been your most memorable experience with Vox to date?
A: Meeting my wife, Mezzo Soprano in Vox, Elmirie Claassen! But definitely also singing some of our repertoire in beautiful village churches during our #Vox_Euro_Tour in southern Europe - for no other reason than just to sing our amazing music in those beautiful spaces.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being part of Vox?
A: The feeling of creation that we all share every time we work on a new piece of music. It is truly something special.
Q: Which piece is your favourite that you have performed with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: Over the last few years there have been so many favourites, but a gem for me recently was from our newly released album called: "Æternum", The "Missa Sacrum: II Gloria in Excelsis Deo". It is such an exciting piece to perform, listen to it here:
Q: What do you look forward to the most with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: Creating new music, but also new memories with this amazing group of people.🤩
Q: In which Vox-Tet (our octets) are you?
A: "Die Heilige Hildegard Harmoniste" - Team Red ❤️
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: Teleporting! To travel the world, without all the admin.
Q: What are you reading/binge watching at the moment:
1. Reading - Terry Pratchett, A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins; and The Dawn of Everything, A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow;
2. Watching - You, The Legend of Vox Machina and MasterChef.
Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?
A: Cooking, gaming and movies!🥳
Q: Name a section in "Kruis van Liefde" that gives you goosebumps every time:
A: "XXIII: Hy Hang Voor My". No explanation needed. Listen to it here for yourself:
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: https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/kruis-van-liefde-vox-chamber-choir
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: Vietnam, I would love to experience the culture, cuisine, history and natural beauty of the country.
📸 Photo Credit: The beyond amazing, Yolandi Jacobsz - Loci Photography
Conductor and Composer of the Vox Chamber Choir: Franco Prinsloo Composer/Conductor