Traditional music of South Africa
South Africa is a singing nation. Its new, miscellaneous and vibrant choral music reflects its multi-cultural society and the pulsating fusion of African and Western elements. Join Michael Barrett and experience the joy of singing, dancing and living the music of South Africa.
Michael BARETT - South Africa
Michael Barrett is conductor and lecturer at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His compositions and arrangements, particularly his arrangements of traditional African Music, have been performed throughout South Africa and abroad.He conducts the Tuks camerata, one of South Africa’s finest choral ensembles. Michael has won many choir competitions and regularly invited to as member of the jury. He has worked with some of the greatest conductors including Simon Halsey (United Kingdom), Joe Miller (USA), Bo Johansson (Sweden), Nicol Matt (Germany), Gunnar Eriksson (Norway), and Maria Guinand (Venezuela). Michael regularly attends workshops and masterclasses to keep up with the latest trends in choral music.