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Woestynblom: An Afrikaans Art Song Recital

  • Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oak Park 878 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 (map)

South African soprano Henriët Fourie and pianist Joann Cho present a unique experience of hearing art songs sung in Afrikaans. Afrikaans is among the youngest languages in the world and derives from the Dutch that was brought to South Africa by settlers in the 17th century. With its warm, dark vowels and beautifully expressive vocabulary, it lends itself exquisitely to the art song genre. Woestynblom (Desert Bloom) will showcase art songs composed by 20th and 21st century Afrikaans composers to texts of great Afrikaans poets.

$20 suggested donation, general admission.
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