Coffee and Baroque

Coffee and baroque

With: Deirdré Blignaut-Rautenbach (soprano), Walter Fourie (tenor), Danie Verster (baritone), Eugene Joubert (piano)

Deirdré Blignaut-Rautenbach (soprano), Danie Verster (baritone) and Walter Fourie (tenor), accompanied on the piano by Eugene Joubert, present a delightful programme of Baroque masterpieces. During the first half Bach’s secular cantata, Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, is sung.  This work was probably composed between 1732 and 1735. Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera amusingly telling of an addiction to coffee. The second half of the recital celebrates the majestic and uplifting music of another Baroque master; Frederich Handel. Arias and ensembles will be sung by the soloists and Eugene will play transcriptions of famous Baroque works.