Michael Barrett (South-Africa)

WHERE AFRICA MEETS THE WEST

Sing and dance the South African way

  • Voices: SS/SSA/SAB
  • Age: 10-20y
  • Difficulty: level B

Michael Barrett: " I am so excited to come to beautiful Ghent to share traditional South African song and dance with you. Traditional music from my country is so uplifting and inspiring to sing, and I am truly excited to show you the "tricks and trades" of singing this music authentically. You will need to bring your voice and your dancing shoes, and if you like to play drums - this will also be a good place for you. Come join me as we make music together, dance and experience the true meaning of "Ubuntu". Hope to see you there ;-) "

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Conductor

Michael Joseph Barrett is the conductor of the University of Pretoria (Tuks) Camerata and a senior lecturer in Choral Conducting in the Department of Music. His choirs have won numerous national and international awards. Michael is an active composer and arranger whose music is published internationally. He is regularly invited to present workshops and adjudicate choral competitions. He is also the executive director and co-producer of Capital Singers, South Africa's largest community choir project and the conductor of The Chamber Singers - one of South Africa's most sought after adult ensembles.

WEBSITE TUKS CAMERATA

Video

Tshela Moya Ke nna yo Morena
A combination of beautiful traditional South African praise songs, conducted and arranged by Dr. Michael Barrett.

Bonk'abaphandle
Performed by the University of Pretoria Camerata, conducted by Dr. Michael Barrett.

Makabongwe uJehova
The University of Pretoria Camerata, conducted by Dr. Michael Barrett, perform this South African gospel medley. 

  • Traditional music from my country is so uplifting and inspiring to sing, and I am truly excited to show you the tricks and trades of singing this music authentically. 
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