The Libertas Choir’s exciting performance of Die Vredemakers by Karl Jenkins, for choir, soloist and orchestra, and conducted by Johan de Villiers, is a highlight of this year’s programme. Jenkins, the world’s most celebrated living composer, uses existing texts connected to icons of peace through the ages, such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Anne Frank, Terry Waite, and Saint Francis of Assissi. Visual images of the icons and a compelling text by performer Amanda Strydom contribute to a moving performance that delivers a strong, universal message of peace.
Soloist Amanda Strydom sang the solo numbers from the work as well as provided Afrikaans narrations between the movements:
Johan de Villiers conducted with orchestra and choir:
Arriving in the glorious sunset colours, preparing to share glorious music with a message of peace:
And afterwards, the full moon in the peaceful Oak Tree gardens of this magnificent venue, providing their own meditation on the message of the music:
Read more about Karl Jenkins” The Peacemakers” HERE.