On the Off Beat is a public seminar series hosted by the School of Arts: Music. All interested members of the university community are warmly invited to attend.  

Tuesday, 1 October at 4pm  

Tim Günther 

German Romantic Music for Choir  

Educated at the “Berliner Kirchenmusikschule” and the “Hochschule für Künste” in Bremen Tim Günther began his professional career as  the assistant to the director of the “Berliner Kirchenmusikschule”, Prof. Martin Behrmann, and the director of church music in Bremen, LKMD Günter Koller. In this time he formed his special style of working with choirs, particularly a very warm and full sound, which is the result of a much elaborated phonation. 

Günther lives in Bremen/Northern Germany. 1996 he was appointed as the Managerial church musician at Bremen St. Stephani church, one of the three oldest churches of the city. Since then he conducts the “Bremer Kantorei St. Stephani”, a choir which performs lots of concerts, services and other projects. In his city he works as a churchmusician and choir-conductor, as composer and arranger, as a mentor, adviser and juror. He is involved in several areas of artistic and cultural discourse. In his concerts he welcomes jazz-musicians as well as singer-songwriters, avant-garde performers, classical artists, pop groups and real stars. In his direction there are many first releases of compositions, presentations of CDs and commissioned works. 

The presentation takes place in the Bongani Mthethwa Recital Room in Francis Stock Building, Howard College Campus.
For more information please contact Dr Kathryn Olsen on (031) 260 1348 or olsenk1@ukzn.ac.za

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