Saturday, July 9, 2016

South African Pianist, Choral Conductor and Choral Composer Mokale Koapeng Sends Poster of "Cluster of the Harvest Choir" He Directed and Conducted in 2015

Mokale Koapeng

The National Arts Festival Presents
Cluster of the Harvest Choir
Artistic Director and Conductor: Mokale Koapeng
Manager: Mpho Jivhuho

Programme 1:
SOUNDS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Choral Music of Composers of African Descent

Programme 2:
The Shalati Joseph Khosa Retrospective

Transnet Great Hall
8 July (20:00) (Programme 1)
9 July (20:00) (Programme 2)

Mokale Koapeng writes:

Hi Bill

This is a poster of two concerts we had last year.

Kind regards 

Mokale Koapeng


We have been in touch with Mokale Koapeng (b. 1963) of South Africa for many years.  His website, which lists his compositions, is:


"Mokale Koapeng, pianist, conductor, and composer, is enjoying a fulfilling career in South Africa, where he is a lecturer in music theory and choral composition at the Wits School of Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in Johannesburg. He has taught at and been an administrator at several community-based schools in South Africa and has composed music for a variety of ensembles and international festivals." 

1 comment:

Maswabi Legwale said...

It is people like Koapeng who are taking classical music by the scruff of the neck and drag it screaming into the 21st century, thus emphatically saying that Africans - wherever they are in the world - can also compose, conduct, play and sing classical music like everyone does in Europe, if not better.