The School Orchestra, under the direction of Dr Sjoerd Alkema, would like to extend an invitation to those parents and students who can play orchestral instruments to join the orchestra. We are in need of string, woodwind and brass instrumentalists. The orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays from 17h30 to 19h00. If you would like to join the orchestra, or if you have any queries, please contact our Director of Music, Mr Diederick Basson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Alkema has a lifelong career as performer, teacher, examiner and adjudicator. For the completion of his conducting degree in Salzburg, he conducted Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and a symphony concert with the Mozarteum Orchestra. As assistant conductor, choir master and repetiteur at PACOFS, some memorable productions included Il barbiere di Siviglia; Aida; La traviata; Fidelio; La bohème; Lucia di Lammermoor; Nabucco; and Showboat. He conducted numerous performances of Fledermaus; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Camelot; Sound of Music; and Evita.