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Meet the Voxies: Dirk Oosthuizen (Bass)

Meet our Brilliant Bass: Dirk Oosthuizen #Vox_Tribe

Q: What is your day job?

A: Electronic engineer.

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

A: 10 years.

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

A: The 2019 Vox European Tour. All of it, but especially singing really softly in beautiful cathedrals.

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

A: Working with Franco to convey the intention behind each musical element.

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

A: "Ek sal sterf en na my vader gaan" - by Franco Prinsloo (a setting of a poem by legendary Breyten Breytenbach)

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

A: Recording and performing "Kruis van Liefde" - Franco Prinsloo. (Keep an eye out on our social media platforms: The full Oratorio will be broadcasted on Radio Sonder Grense on the 2nd of April 2021)

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

A: Teleportation.

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

1. Reading - "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss;

2. Watching - Friends.

Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?

A: Looking for stuff I've misplaced.

Q: Name a section in a piece we perform that gives you goosebumps every time:

A: The beginning of "Agnus Dei", the 4th movement of our conductor, Franco Prinsloo's "Missa Brevis 'San Marco'".

Q: List 3 things on your bucket list:

1. See the Northern Lights;

2. Compose/arrange a piece of music;

3. Learn a third language.

📸 Photo Credit: JP Hanekom (

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