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Xander Kritzinger - Bringing back the high male voice

Xander Kritzinger has just completed his MMus and his research topic was voice coaching for adolescent boys. In this episode Xander talks about why he chose this topic, and how he is going about nurturing vocal talent, and also changing perceptions of masculinity.

Pieter Bezuidenhout - composer and conductor of Horizons Project Choir

Pieter dropped into the studios for an interesting talk about himself, his choir, and the opera production called Mi(SA) of which he is the musical director.

He tells of how he convinced his parents to let him study music, and how his choir has been the official choir at the Oppikoppie festival 2 years running.

8 Misses Croon at US Woordfees 2019

I had a chat with Talita Olivier of 8 Misses Croon, who is part of the lineup at US Woordfees 2019. Talita shared some info about their show this year, called Op 'n Stasie.

Franco Prinsloo - Conductor and Composer

In December 2018, the composer and conductor of Vox Chamber Choir, Franco Prinsloo, took a break from his summer holiday to come into the Fine Music Radio studios to sit down for a talk about his work and interests.

This podcast was a talk that Franco and I had about a project with conductor Hans-Joachim Lustig for the overtone singer Anna-Maria Hefele, and also his admiration for Stephen Sondheim.

The interview was conducted in Afrikaans.

Dream a Little Dream

In this episode I talk to Talita Olivier from 8 Misses Croon about their experience at the US Woordfees 2018, competitions, and recording music.

Hello World!

A hearty "hello" with some background of where The Choral Life came from, and what you can expect in future podcasts.

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