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Meet the Voxies: Riëtte Schönfeldt (A2)

Meet our Astonishing Alto: Riëtte Schönfeldt #Vox_Tribe

Q: What is your day job?

A: I'm studying for my Teachers degree in Ballet.

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

A: 13 years.

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

A: The Vox Protea Ceremony last year. (For those who do not know what I am talking about, it is a secret...)

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

A: The family aspect thereof and being able to make music with extraordinary people.

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

A: "Op die duineveld van Bloubergstrand" - Franco Prinsloo's setting of a short Afrikaans poem by Philip de Vos.

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

A: Going on our 2022 Vox European International Tour. #cannot_wait

(The Vox Chamber Choir performing live in the St. Florian cathedral in Austria during our previous international tour to Europe in 2019)

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

A: Being able to physically teleport myself into books.

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

1. Reading - The Song of Achilles;

2. Watching - Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?

A: Playing electric guitar.

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

A: "Kruis van Liefde", one of the movements titled: "Vrou, kyk daar is u Seun". ("Woman, behold your Son!") A very powerful section where the whole choir connects with each other on an incredible level.

Q: List 3 things on your bucket list:

1. To see a ballet in the Bolshoi Theatre;

2. To see a show on Broadway;

3. To write and publish a book.

📸 Photo Credit: JP Hanekom (

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