New beginnings

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Our Faure Requiem concert on Saturday 22nd May 2021 at the Lutheran Church was just magical. What a joy to be able to perform live to an audience again, albeit with masks on and maintaining social distancing between choir members.

Sadly, this was our last concert under the baton of Alex Fokkens who has been the Music Director of the Symphony Choir of Cape Town since 2008. He is leaving South Africa to take up the position as Head of Music at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in the USA. Under his direction, the SCCT has gone from strength to strength and we are enormously grateful to him and to his wife, Margaret who has been our excellent rehearsal accompanist, for everything that they have done for the choir. They will be sorely missed.

His position has been filled from the beginning of July 2021 by Levi Alexander (pictured above) who, for a number of years, acted as Assistant Conductor to Alex. The choir members are delighted to welcome Levi as Music Director and we look forward to announcing our plans for the rest of 2021 once Levi has settled in.