Rand Symphony Orchestra - Eroica, the Organ!
Join us in a new venue for a performance befitting of the title “Heroic” and end the year 2021 on a positive note.
Under the baton of Carel Henn, the orchestra will open the concert with the Wedding March by Mendelsohn.
This will be followed by the Guilmant Organ Symphony No. 1 with soloist Marnus Greyling.
The performance ends with the triumphant “Eroica” Symphony (No. 3) by Beethoven.
Tickets are limited and strict Covid protocols will apply.
BMus UTLM MMus (Cantab)
Marnus grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, starting his first organ studies in Pretoria, in 2009. He has received the top prizes in the National organ competitions of SAKOV (Southern African Church Organist Society) for five consecutive years from 2011. In 2012, he won the Pretorium Trust bursary competition and completed his Teacher’s Licentiate in Piano. Marnus went on to win the organ category of the prestigious ATKV Muziq competition in 2015, and was a prize-winning finalist in the overall instrumental round of the 2016 competition. He completed a BMus Honours degree cum laude at the University of Pretoria.
Marnus frequently performs with the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, Gauteng Philharmonic, Apple Green Orchestra, Johannesburg Bach Choir, Chanticleer Singers and Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble. Highlights include a performance in St Albans Cathedral, England, of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a live BBC Radio Broadcast to over 3 million people in the UK.
Marnus completed his Master of Music degree in 2017 at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College). He performed with the Cambridge University Chamber Choir and Buxtehude Ensemble, and gave other performances in the colleges of Trinity, Clare, Downing, Selwyn, St Catherine’s and Jesus. He was also Graduate Organ Scholar at Downing College, working closely with the esteemed Christopher Robinson. After his studies, Marnus was appointed as an organist of the very ancient St Albans Cathedral in the UK. During this time, he toured with Cambridge choirs to Lithuania and Wales, and to Sweden with the Abbey Girls Choir of St Albans.
Having returned to South Africa, Marnus is Director of Music at St George’s Church in Parktown, accompanist to The Symphony Choir of Johannesburg and co-founder of Nota Bene, a new vocal ensemble which strives to present highly specialized, world class performances. He is the Music Director of The Parktown Singers, a Johannesburg based, jazz a cappella ensemble, and is also chairman of the Royal School of Church Music Northern Branch.
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