Deon Lamprecht – Organ recital

Deon Lamprecht – Organ recital
Sunday, 11 October 2009

Organ music lovers can book now for an exceptional performance by well-known organist, Deon Lamprecht, on Sunday, 11 October 2009.

Lamprecht studied at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein where he obtained a Teacher’s Diploma, Church Organist’s Diploma, and a B.Mus., B.Mus.Hons. (cum laude), Master’s and D.Phil. degrees. In 1974 he was appointed as lecturer at the UFS, promoted to senior lecturer in 1984 and to Professor in 1994. From 1994 till 2005 he was the Head of the Department of Music at the UFS.

Lamprecht was awarded the first prize in the organ competition during the Third South African Organ Festival in Cape Town in 1980. During the Music Prize Competition of the SABC, also in 1980, he was awarded the first prize in the organ category, as well as the SAMRO prize in the final round. He has appeared several times as organ soloist in works with orchestra by Handel, Haydn, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns and performs regularly in solo organ recitals. He frequently acts as adjudicator for organ, choir and music competitions. In 2005 he presented two organ recitals in British Columbia (Canada).

From 1978 till 1989 he was conductor of the Pro Ecclesia Choir, from 1990 till 1995 of the University Choir and since 1993 of the Alumni Chamber Choir. On several international tours, he conducted choir performances in Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, England, France, The Netherlands, Egypt and Spain. He conducted several performances of Telemann’s St Matthew Passion, Bach’s St John’s and St Matthew Passions, The Messiah by Handel, and his choirs took part in performances of the Requiems by Verdi and Mozart, and The Elijah by Mendelssohn.

In 1993 he undertook a study tour focusing on organ and choral directing to Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and presented a paper during the International Organ Festival in Oundle, England. He received master classes in organ from Ludger Lohmann (Germany), Julian Weir (England), Hans Fagius (Sweden), Harald Vogel (Germany), Jean-Claude Zehnder (Switzerland), Marie-Claire Alain (France) and Jacques van Oortmerssen (The Netherlands).

J.S. Bach: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
N. Bruhns: Praeludium in G major
J.S. Bach: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele
J.S. Bach: Passacaglia in C minor
F. Mendelssohn: Sonata no. 5 in D major
A. Guilmant: March upon Lift up your heads by G.F. Handel
J. Alain : Litanies

R50 (adults)
R30 (pensioners, students and learners)
Tickets available at Computicket (at all Shoprite / Checkers shops, Mimosa Mall information desk) and at the doors.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 - 401 2504)


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