“Franschhoek” Quartet

Music Festival 2019
May 16, 2019
Featuring Art at College
May 16, 2019

“Franschhoek” Quartet

On Tuesday morning, Ben Terry (cello), Yolisa Ngcola (violin), Asive Ngcebetsha (violin) and Cornelia Rocher (viola) performed the energetic Presto from Mozart’s String Quartet K157 to an engaged audience at both the St Andrew’s College and DSG assemblies. Generous applause showed appreciation of the hours spent to achieve such a high standard of instrumental skill and musicianship. The amazing cohesion these young string players developed during their week at the Franschhoek Chamber Music Workshop last term was visible, audible and tangible. After the successful precision of the technically complex classical piece, the quartet treated their audience further with a short instrumental rendition of a traditional Xhosa song, Qongqothwane also known as the Click Song. Not only does this piece generate a happy atmosphere, but being about the Toktokkie, the music is intended to bring good fortune. What a positive note on which to start a Tuesday! Well done to the performers and also to their teachers, Ms Rennie and Mr Mkula.

String Quartet performance at Assembly