VIDEO // June 18, 2020
Performed by Stellenbosch University Chamber Choir under the leadership of Martin Berger. Recorded in the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University Music Department 2017
I’m always looking for a great opening piece for my small ensemble – especially at the start of the year. Not too difficult, but not too easy. Energetic, but not necessarily fast. Something they can lean into as group – to build community and practice that small-ensemble harmony. One of those songs that you hear them singing in the hallways all year long. “On Children” by Ysaye Barnwell is one of those perfect pieces.