For the third year we will be partnering with Umculo Cape Festival on our annual opera production. An exciting added benefit is that the SA College of Music at the University of Cape Town has opened up their new course in Historically Informed Performance to young musicians from across South Africa and you can audition to do the course on its own, or do the course and/or the production.
Winter Term Course on Historically Informed Performance 16 June -11 July 2014
The course in Historically Informed Performance (HIP) provides a link between academic (history and theory) and practical subjects (performance) in music and introduces the students to the concept of historically informed performance. HIP is a specific way of arriving at an appropriate interpretation of music using period evidence such as music (manuscripts, early prints) and its editions, treatises on music theory and performance as well as instruments and instrumentation.
THIRD TERM The programme is designed to offer students the opportunity to gain degree credits for courses outside the standard first and second terms (semesters). Term-length courses are compressed into a four-week block of lectures that occur during June / July (Winter Session) or November / December (Summer Session). During these periods students attend classes, complete the standard written work required for any term-length course, and write a full examination. The Third Term programme is an intensive one. However, as many students have discovered, it can be very rewarding.
APPLICANTS FROM OUTSIDE UCT Non-UCT students register as occasional students. They must ensure that their home institutions will accept the Third Term course as credits toward their study programmes. They complete a standard application form, an ACA12 Third Term Curriculum Course form, and pay an application fee. A certified copy of an academic transcript and a certifi- cate of good conduct must be submitted with the application.
Course Code: MUZ4378L HEQF Credits: 24 at level 8 Course Convener: A/Prof. R Sandmeier Entrance Requirements: A pass in Instrument A3 or B3 and History of Music 3, or at the discretion of the Director of the SACM. DP Requirements: 100% attendance and due completion of all assignments. Assessment: Active participation in class: 20%; written assignment: 30%; lecture/recital: 50%
Enquiries about course content and admission requirements:
South African College of Music Prof. Rebekka Sandmeier email@example.com 021-6502635
The South African College of Music is situated in a 19th-century building (Struben- holm) on UCT Lower Campus.
Enquiries about registration and fees:
Third Term Office
The Third Term Office is situated at Room 3.23, Kramer Building, Middle Campus UCT. The office is open for enquiries: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 8h30 – 16h30 Thursday 9h00 – 16h30. For more information on the course please contact Rebekka Sandmeier: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a financial assistance programme for this course.
In this new work of music theatre, the music of Handel oratorios and Bach cantatas will be paired with stories from the lives of young South Africans around the theme of hope in times of despair. The singers of the choir of Bloemkombos Secondary School will develop both text and music during intensive workshops in December of 2013 with members of the Umculo artistic team, a Xhosa author and their choir conductor Siyabulela Sulelo to form the basis of a new opera.
In June/July 2014, the Umculo team will rehearse this production with the choir and soloists in Cape Town. A partnership between the University of Cape Town´s College of Music, the South African National Youth Orchestra and Umculo will link a June/July winter course in baroque performance practice with the Comfort Ye production, linking both instrumental and vocal training to a development project with national reach and social goals.
Education workshops in Cape Town with choirs and school classes in disadvantaged communities will follow a new creative model devised by Cathy Milliken (previously director of the Education Programme for the Berliner Philharmoniker) and lead by local music educators and musicians alongside Umculo team members. Workshop participants will form the core of the audience for performances of Comfort Ye.
In March 2015, Comfort Ye will be revived in Cape Town and performed in Johannesburg, again with accompanying education workshops. A symposium in partnership with the University of Witwatersrand will expand the conceptual and educational reach of the project.
In 2014 a collaboration with the South African National Youth Orchestra and Umculo will make it possible for selected students to take part in the production “Comfort Ye” as well as attending the winter term course in Historically Informed Performance. For more information on the National Youth Orchestra / Umculo project please contact Shirley Apthorp: email@example.com www.capefestival.com
Lecturers: Erik Dippenaar (keyboards), Hans Huyssen (baroque cello), Antoinette Lohmann (baroque violin), Rebekka Sandmeier (history and theory), Carin van Heerden (baroque oboe and recorder), Kobie van Rensburg (vocal studies).
Erik Dippenaar (keyboards) graduated from the RCM, London with a MMus (distinction) in 2007 and an Artist Diploma in harpsichord and fortepiano in 2008. Whilst living in London Erik’s primary activity was chamber music and he regularly appeared with Florilegium, The London Handel Players, English Touring Opera, Amaranthos and l’Avventura London. He frequently broadcast for BBC Radio 3. Based in South Africa since 2012, Erik is a patron of the Cape Town-based baroque orchestra Camerata Tinta Barocca, a member of the period ensemble The Cape Consort and a part-time lecturer in music history at the University of Cape Town.
After studies in Stellenbosch, Salzburg and Munich, Hans Huyssen (baroque cello) began his professional career as cellist and composer in Europe. He has performed and toured extensively with various period instrument ensembles, and continues to do so as artistic director of the Munich based early music ensemble così facciamo and the local Cape Consort. Research into indigenous African music prompted him to return to South Africa in 2000. Since then he has been engaged in numerous inter-culturally collaborative projects, resulting in a variety of new ‘African’ compositions, performances, CD- and stage produc- tions. Since 2005 Huyssen is a senior lecturer at the Music Department of the University of the Free State.
Antoinette Lohmann (baroque violin & viola) studied the violin, viola and baroque violin at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Currently her repertoire stretches from the early seventeenth century to the 21st century, but always on period instruments. Lately she has also been an advocate of performing contemporary compositions for early instruments.
In recent years she has focussed primarily on chamber music. In 2008 Antoinette founded her own group, Furor Musicus. Two CD’s of this group were released recently to great international acclaim.
Antoinette teaches principal-study Baroque violin, viola and historical documentation at the Utrecht Conservatorium of Music. Since September 2008 she has been visiting South Africa regularly to give concerts and, most of all, to teach in order to support the development of a historical performance movement.
Rebekka Sandmeier (history and theory) is associate professor for historical musicology at the South African College of Music specialising in early music and its performance. She plays baroque violin and viola da gamba, occasionally performing with the Cape Consort.
Carin van Heerden (baroque oboe & recorder) studied recorder with Günther Höller and Walter van Hauwe and Baroque oboe with Helmut Hucke. In these years she won numerous international competitions, among others the renowned international ARD competition in Germany (1988). She performed with various ensembles and Baroque orchestras directed by Ton Koopman, Alan Curtis and Konrad Junghänel. She has been professor at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg (1993–2004) and at the Musikhochschule Köln (2004-2008). She teaches Baroque oboe and recorder at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz and is director of the Institute for Early Music. She is a founding member of the L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra under the leadership of the violinist Michi Gaigg and performs with this orchestra, also as soloist, all over Europe and Southern Africa. Margraf Publishers is due to publish her German translation of Bruce Haynes’ “Eloquent oboe”.
Kobie van Rensburg (vocal studies) made his professional debut at the early age of twenty at Roodepoort City Opera in 1991. After winning several compe- titions and prizes as well as the Concert-section of the 1994 UNISA International Singing competition, he left for Munich to further his vocal studies under Prof. Hanno Blaschke. His expanding operatic repertoire covers a wide spec- trum including the operas of Monteverdi, Händel, Mozart, Verdi and Wagner. Although his concert repertoire ranges from music of the Renaissance to World Premieres of modern pieces, he specializes in music of the Baroque era. In June 2002 he scored a tremendous success with the world premiere of his own Baroque Pasticcio Opera “Ein Theater nach der Mode” at Munich’s Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. In 2007 his debut as producer (singing also the title role) was made in Halle with Orfeo.