Reflections on this concert by choir member Harry Wiggett, August 5th 2018
As the choir and soloists sang the following words in a glorious performance of Gustav Mahler’s magnificent “Resurrection” Symphony in the refurbished City Hall last night (4th August) with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra under the inspired baton of Maestro Bernhard Geuller, I could not help but feel just how appropriate they were as so many throughout the world mourned the recent death of UCT’s Professor Bongani Mayosi:
…O Pain, thou piercer of all things!
From thee have I been wrested!
O Death! Thou masterer of all things!
Now art thou mastered!
With wings which I have won me,
In love’s fierce striving.
I shall soar upwards
To the light to which no eye has soared!
I shall die, to live!
Rise again, yea thou will rise again,
My heart, in the twinkling of an eye!
What thou hast fought for
Shall lead thee to God!