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The Miracle Celebration

The Eventide – premiere in Auckland, New Zealand

 

The Wairua Sinfonietta conducted by Elizabeth Lau will perform The Eventide, a revised edition of a work from 2008.

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São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival to premiere new work 2018

Delighted to announce that the BRAZILIAN NATIONAL THEATRE CLAUDIO SANTORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will be premiering a new work while at the Festival.  Only two compositions were selected out of the 20 participating composers.  Wild Horses don’t Break for full orchestra will have its work premiere in Brasília, Brazil this September 2018!  I’m am thrilled to say the least

Selected to the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival

After submitting works to the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival and an interview process, Keith was chosen among 20 composers from around the world to attend.  The participants will write a new work for chamber ensemble to be recorded and broadcast nation wide in Brazil! ‘Besides an incredible performance of your music, you will be surrounded by individuals who are on the cutting edge of contemporary music.  You will live in São Paulo and experience an environment that fosters and supports high artistry.  You will receive private lessons, individual coachings of your works with professional composers and ensembles, studio recordings of your works, a concert that will be broadcast in 17 different locations around Brazil on the radio and television, as well as cultural excursions to museums, concert halls, and touristic venues. Additionally, you will form lifelong relationships that will have a significant impact on your network as a composer.’

 

Keith Moss joins program directors of Cool Capital Biennale 2014

Hi guys. I am the music director for Cool Capital 2014. This fantastic initiative connects people under the umbrella organization and so far there are some wonderful events planned. If you are a jazz band, a folk band, rock, pop, alternative, cross-over, whatever please contact me with your “ideas” or “projects” and lets celebrate the Capital!  Click on the Cool Capital 2014 link and like the page.  Contact me for more information.  Please share this post with any musician you may know who would like to be connected with other cool people

 

Paz Consort forms first Choral Group

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

Sara Gon Agency presents “Horizons”

Paz Consort due to perform ‘Horizons’

The sheer magnitude of styles within a timeless idiom was outstanding…

Come hear what Beeld critic Paul Boekkooi was on about…

Welcome to Pretoria

Keith Moss will be directing the Paz Consort from Pretoria, South Africa after relocating to the region.  He’ll be continuously working on ideas to create new platforms for young composers.  In addition Keith has enrolled at the University of Pretoria under Dr Alexander Johnson for study towards a Doctorate of Music

Contemporary South African wind trio’s

Member of the Paz Consort will perform two new works by Keith Moss and Matthijs van Dijk.  Returning to where it all began in Grahamstown original member Hilary Mohr spearheads this performance on oboe.  Kingswood College will play host to the concert on 6 September 2012.

Making Inroads

CONCERT DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR 31 MARCH 

The Paz Consort will appear alongside the John Edwards Jazz Trio to perform two new works.  An overture by composer Matthijs van Dijk, Mercutio based on the Shakespearean character of the same.  Followed by the new concerto for Euphonium and orchestra by composer Keith Moss with Moss on the podium.   The second half of the concert features original pieces by John Edwards accompanied by the Paz Consort orchestra with his talented trio.  Don’t miss it!  Details online at Facebook.com

Paz Consort to team up with the John Edwards Trio

The Paz Consort has set a new date for the premiere of Keith’s new concerto for Euphonium and orchestra.  The concert will be conducted by Keith and alongside the podium his good friend and jazz pianist, John Edwards, will join forces with the orchestra in compositions of his own as well as some arrangements.

Resonate

After a great start in Port Elizabeth in 2010, as well as a repeat performance in Cradock, the Paz Consort will launch 2011 with an all strings concert.  Joining the string ensemble will be guitarist and lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rudi Bower.  Performing the Vivaldi double concerto for guitar and strings guitarist Wayne Simpson will join Mr Bower on stage with conductor Keith Moss at the podium.

The Paz Consort takes root

After a short stint in Grahamstown and at the National Arts Festival the director, Keith Moss, is setting up shop in his hometown of Port Elizabeth.  Aided by musical colleagues in the greater region Moss plans to fill a gap in the scene, creating more performance opportunities for orchestral musicians in the city.

Paz Consort at National Arts Festival

Fringe Festival newcomers, the Paz Consort, is spearheaded by Keith Moss to perform for the first time at the National Arts Festival.  Taking place in it’s usual location, Grahamstown, South Africa, the concert is entitled ‘Come Closer, can you hear it?’  ‘Home to more than 40 religious buildings, Grahamtown is also affectionately known as the City of Saints. In isiXhosa, which is the dominant language of the majority of the Eastern Cape, it is iRhini. Two hundred years after its establishment as a military outpost, these days it is sometimes mistaken for a sleepy university town on the East Coast of South Africa. For 354 days of the year that is … For the remaining 11 days it completely transforms and explodes across 90 venues to become Africa’s largest multi-arts festival, attracting more than 200 000 visitors, who are here for more than 2 000 performances on a programme of more than 700 events.’

The Paz Consort is created

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