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MEET THE VOXIES - B2: Marius Hammond

Meet our Brilliant Bass: Marius Hammond #Vox_Tribe

Q: What is your day job?

A: I am a Restaurateur & have a catering company called: Afrifrans at Delectus Manor. Together with that I'm a full-time organist and music leader at my church.

Q: How many years have you been singing in a choir?

A: Sjo...Where should I begin.😁 I started in primary school, Pretoria Boys & Girls Choir and thereafter I sang in various choirs - and now with Vox - so its basically my whole life.😀🎶

Q: What has been your most memorable experience with Vox to date?

A: My most memorable Vox experience has been the trip to Cape Town in November 2022, when we perfomed our conductor, Franco Prinsloo's Christmas oratario called: "Lig van Waarheid" in the Grootte Kerk with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town. It was just absolutely amazing. Making heavenly music!

Q: What do you enjoy the most about being part of Vox?

A: Connecting with people from all walks of life that share the passion of singing AND the choir being a safe place where you can just enjoy yourself and be yourself.

Q: Which piece is your favourite that you have performed with Vox Chamber Choir?

A: My favourite piece would definitief be "Net soos 'n Seldsame Skone Blom" from "Lig van Waarheid". I love the way each voice group gets to carry the narrative of the movement.

Q: What do you look forward to the most with Vox Chamber Choir?

A: I look forward to performing "Kruis van Liefde" in front of a live audience. The atmosphere, the vibe performing in front of people will just be something else!

Q: In which Vox-Tet (our octets) are you?

A: A proud member of "Die Heilige Hildegard Harmoniste" (Team Red❤️)!

Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

A: 🤔...Maybe to take away all the sadness of people (Whatever reason it may be) with the flick of a finger.

Q: What are you reading/ watching at the moment:

1. Reading – "Botone van n koorlewe deur Chris Lampbrecht";

2. Watching – Catching up on the "The Crown" (When I have time...😳).

Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?

A: I am a musician, but recently I started to learn how to play the Clarinet...#challenging

Q: Name a section in “Kruis van Liefde” that gives you goosebumps every time:

A: My favourite section from "Kruis van Liefde" has to be movement "V. Sal Sy graf ooit oop kan gaan?" A very soothing melody where all the voice groups intertwine with each other to create a stunning piece at the end.

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. Click here to get your tickets today!

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

A: Definatley the Amalfi Coast in Italy - Just look at the pictures and then you will know why!🙂

📸 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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