Her Lyrical Song

Her Lyrical Song

with Marguerite van Wyk (soprano), Piet Koornhof (violin), Danrè Strydom (clarinet) & Truida van der Walt (piano)

Sunday 1 March 2020

A lyrical evening with a concert titled “Her Lyrical Song” with soprano Marguerite van Wyk, violinist Piet Koornhof, clarinetist Danrè Strydom and pianist Truida van der Walt. The programme will include works by Britten, Mozart, Whitacre, Schubert and S. Le Roux Marais.

Marguerite van Wyk her BMus (Ed) and BMus (Hons) performance degree under the guidance of Hanna van Niekerk at the UFS. During her studies she participated in numerous performances with Pacofs, the Youth Concert Festival together with the Pacofs Orchestra. She recently achieved her Master's Degree in Performance with distinction, under the guidance of Antoinette Olivier. Violinist Piet Koornhof is Associate Professor at the North West University (Potchefstroom). He studied with Professor Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York, and obtained a DMus in Musical Performance from the North West University. Danrè Strydom has established herself as one of South Africa's premier solo, chamber and orchestral musicians. After attending the Interlochen Arts Camp (USA), she studied with Heinrich Armer at the UFS. She furthered her studies at the Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, with renowned clarinettists Eli Eban and Eric Hoeprich. She holds two separate MMus degrees from the Royal Conservatory (Ghent University) and recently completed her PhD at the OSM. She was appointed woodwind lecturer at the OSM in 2014. Truida van der Walt is a well-known accompanist and chamber music player. After piano studies with Adolph Hallis (Johannesburg), she studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Vienna). She was regularly invited by the provincial arts councils to accompany visiting overseas artists and has played for numerous winners of competitions.


Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
On this Island, Op. 11

Let the florid music praise!
Now the leaves are falling fast
As it is plenty

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Aria: L’amero saro costante (Aminta)

From the opera: Il re pastore
with violin solo – Piet Koornhof

Eric Whitacre (Born 1970)
Five Hebrew love songs

Temuná (A picture)
Kalá Kallá (Light bride)
Lárov (Mostly)
Èyze shéleg (What snow)
Rakùt (tenderness)

with violin - Piet Koornhof

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The shepherd on the rock)
with clarinet – Danré Strydom

Five songs of S. Le Roux Marias (1896 – 1979)
Dit is laat in die nag
Mali, die slaaf se lied


  • R90 (adults)
  • *R50 (pensioners and UFS staff members)
  • *R40 (students, learners and block bookings of 10+)

Tickets available at Computicket or online at http://online.computicket.com/web/

*Please note that tickets for pensioners, students, learners and UFS staff can only be purchased at a Computicket outlet (Shoprite Checkers) or at the doors since a valid card or ID has to be presented to qualify for the above mentioned discount.

Ninette Pretorius (Tel. +27 51 401 2504)

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