An Evening with Kobie Kloppers

5 October 2013

Staff and students of the OSM will present a special concert in honour of Kobie Kloppers.

Jacobus (Kobie) Kloppers (born in 1937 in Krugersdorp) has taught musicology and organ in South Africa and Canada and given organ recitals, including broadcast work for the SABC and CBC.  He has served as a church organist, examiner, composer and organ advisor. He served on the Organ Advisory Committee of the Winspear Centre (1994 - 2002), Edmonton and oversaw the final voicing of the new Davis Concert Hall Organ in the Centre.  He is a member of the Canadian League of Composers, voting member of the Canadian Music Centre, The Edmonton Composers Concert Society and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. His musical compositions have been performed and broadcast in Europe, the Americas, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

Kobie Kloppers served professor in organ and musicology as well as chairperson of the music department at the King’s University College in Edmonton (Alberta; Canada) from 1979 - 2008.  After his retirement in 2008, he continued as full-time lecturer in organ and musicology at King’s and adjunct professor in keyboard at the University of Alberta until 2013. After completing his undergraduate studies and organ licentiate in South Africa, he continued his studies in Frankfurt am Main: organ with Helmut Walcha at the Musikhochschule (1961 - 1965), and musicology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (1961 - 1966). 

His compositions (around 70) include works sponsored by the Canada Council, CBC, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts and Music Fund at Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick), the South African Foundation for the Creative Arts and various private sponsors. 

Organists Jan Beukes, Eljee du Plooy, Luzanne Eigelaar and pianist Cèzarre Strydom, will perform during the concert.


Chorale Prelude on Valet will ich dir geben
Chorale Prelude on Wie gross ist des allmächtigen Güte
Pastorale on Ps 23
Choral Prelude on Ps 25
Introduction and Toccata on Lass uns Erfreuen
Partita on In Dulci Jubilo
Partita on The Old Hundredth
Dance Suite for organ duet
Dialektiese Fantasie
Reflections: Prologue, Variations and Epilogue


R130 (adults), R90 (pensioners), R50 (students and learners), R50 (group booking of 10+)

Tickets available at Computicket.


Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)

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