Paz Consort assembles 24 choral experts
24 singers have been drawn together by composer Pieter Bezuidenhout, who also has a love for choral music. He is bring both of these expertise together to form 24 singers under the Paz Consort banner. We are very pleased with the project and as normal, we aim to perform works by young South African composers. A call for scores has been sent out and the flurry of entrants is overwhelming.
Look ahead to the 18th of March, at Nazareth House Chapel
The Paz Consort will feature the music of Pieter Bezuidenhout,Franco Prinsloo, and Keith Moss on the 8th of August. Newly written concerto’s for Marimba, Harp and String Orchestra will be conducted by Paz Consort director Keith Moss. Magda de Vries brings her exceptional talent to the concert, a tireless champion of new music in South Africa.
The Paz Consort recently performed a concert of new works in Pendulum (read the review here). Recordings of the concert were made for reference alone but have been posted to YouTube. My piece Intimate Conversations separated into three movements:
After completing a Masters degree in composition at Rhodes University, Keith felt it is now ok to call himself a composer. However saying you’re a composer and being one are two different things. Keith put his words into action and formed the Paz Consort in order to write more, play more, do more.
Named after the Nobel Prize winning poet, Octavio Paz, Keith took his inspiration here for a new work for string sextett and cor anglais