The Music goes on

The Symphony Choir of Cape Town in the time of Covid 19

Dear friends of the Symphony Choir,
We trust that you are all well and have found ways to stay healthy and positive during this very difficult year.
When we were last in touch, we were very much still hoping to be able to put on some of our planned concerts for 2020 and we continued to prepare for these concerts, holding our rehearsals using virtual methods.

As time went on, we realised, due to restrictions in gatherings and due to safety concerns, that no concerts would be possible and decided to cancel all further plans for this year.

We have, however, continued with our weekly rehearsals in order to still experience the joy of making music and to keep us “singing fit”. Rehearsals now follow a blended format with a small number of people attending in person, (socially distanced, masked, and following all Covid protocols) and the remaining members joining the session via Zoom.

This is working well and has helped to keep the morale of our members high and we are pleased to be able to end this year with the choir very much still intact and looking forward to 2021 when, as soon as conditions allow,  we look forward to being able to perform again.

As soon as we have any definite plans in place for 2021, we will update the information here on our website on Facebook and will send out an email to our database.
We wish all our supporters a safe and peaceful Festive Season. May 2021 be a better year for all.
Warmest regards
The SCCT Committee

Weekly talks by Alex Fokkens

During the first couple of months of lockdown, we started a series of weekly talks via Facebook live during which Alex chatted about a variety of music related topics. All these sessions have been saved on the choir Facebook Page so if you missed them and would like to listen, that’s where you can find them.


Beethoven Missa Solemnis at Sarah Baartman Hall, UCT with the UCT Orchestra in October 2019 . Photograph by Terry Levin


The choir logo as well as all graphic design for our publicity is the work of choir member Gretchen Van Der Byl


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