St John's College

The St John's Prep Schola Cantorum combined with the choir from the Dresden Singakademie to provide the upper choral parts for the performance of Britten's War Requiem on 16 October at the Linder Auditorium.

This performance took place with four combined adult choirs, and a visiting German youth orchestra providing the orchestral accompaniment. This is a very unique performance in the sense that the combination of forces was multi national and extensive in numbers. We were very privileged to have been part of this performance. The work is very seldom performed, and this was only the second performance in South Africa.