Hermiola Chamber Choir
15th September 2017 @ 19h00
The Hemiola Chamber Choir (conducted by Rochelle Oelofse) has, since its inception in 2015, endeavoured to make aesthetic music; incorporating various genres and styles into their diverse repertoire.
The 17 member, multicultural, chamber choir includes a diverse group of singers with extensive choral music experience – from EC Children’s choir and EC Youth Choir; to tertiary (NMU Choir).
In addition to their choral music experience many of the choir members are experienced musicians in their own right with a wide range of instruments between them, including woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments.
The chamber choir is not only rich in musical diversity but in professional diversity as well. A wide range of professional backgrounds are represented in the choir, some of which include financial planning, law, teaching, engineering, accounting, business and health sciences.
The diversity in music and background adds to the strengths of the choir and allows Rochelle the freedom to tackle more challenging pieces; pieces that explore different styles and genres and showcase the multicultural nature of the group.
The Hemiola Chamber choir recognises that music is a tool that can be used to educate and uplift those who experience it and as such the choir strives to engage with different groups in the community, choral or otherwise, in an effort to share their music. Each member of the choir makes a unique and noteworthy contribution to the success of the choir, diversity is their strength. Under the direction of Rochelle Oelofse they are working hard to make a name for themselves in the choral music world.