Meet our Spectacular Soprano: Lize Redelinghuis #Vox_Tribe
Q: What is your day job?
A: I am an admitted Attorney specialising in Environmental Law. Like I tell my kids – I teach people how to catch the “Morsjorse”.😊
Q: How many years have you been singing in a choir?
A: 14 years.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience with Vox to date?
A: My “Vox Sorting Ceremony” left me in tears as, in that moment, I remembered who I am (apart from being a Mother), and what a void not singing in a choir during the preceding 6 years has created in my life. I was yet again in tears, when we were introduced to Franco’s Oratorio, “Lig van Waarheid” by listening to the very first Sibelius recording. In that moment I realised that I am about to become part of something holy and extremely special.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being part of Vox?
A: We laugh - So. Much. No judgement from anyone, and, of course, Franco’s music which is just on a whole new level. Every rehearsal and performance is a music therapy session.
Q: Which piece that you have performed with Vox Chamber Choir is your favourite?
A: Impossible to answer!! But, the one piece which currently speaks most to my heart is “Plant vir my ‘n boom, Andrè”. Then there’s "Salve Regina", "Beati qui Lugent", “Bly by My”, the whole “Lig van Waarheid” Oratorio and, of course, the holy and magnificent “Kruis van Liefde”… the list goes on!
Q: What do you look forward to the most with Vox Chamber Choir?
A: To sing together every week. We have an exceptionally beautiful and moving sound… Sometimes I can feel the gates of Heaven opening when we sing. In those moments, I connect with my Maker.
Q: In which Vox-Tet (our octets) are you?
A: The fabulous Fanny Mendelsohns!💛
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: Time travelling.
Q: What are you reading/binge watching at the moment:
1. Reading – Honestly, nothing at the moment.😉
2. Watching – Emily in Paris
Q: Name another hobby/interest you participate in?
A: Being a Mother and a Wife with an exceptionally supportive husband, I choose to prioritise quality time with my family and make this my other hobby, together with practising a healthy and active lifestyle 😊
Q: Name a section in "Kruis van Liefde" that gives you goosebumps every time:
A: Part "VII. Vroue van Jerusalem”. I am not a feminist at all, but I feel like Jesus in this moment recognises the constant heavy burden there is on women throughout the centuries –the pressure of being the perfect Lady, a Wife, a Mother, a Career woman… The message I get out of this part is that you should look after yourself in this broken world and know that this life is temporary - Jesus sees your suffering, He understands, He equips you with the tools required to cope and will help you!
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: I would love to witness the Northern Lights - it seems so magical! And I’m a sucker for any island, so I would never say no to a proper all-inclusive island beach holiday! 😝
📸 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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