Five works by Erik Chisholm will be featured in Richard Cock’s regular radio programme “Composer of the Week” to be broadcast from Monday to Friday June 8 -12 from 8pm to 11pm. Each night Cock, a popular Johannesburg-based musician, conductor and broadcaster, will discuss the Chisholm CD which can be heard, wherever you are, on www.classicfm.co.za.
The schedule is:
Mon 8 June 9pm: “Cameos”
Tues 9 June 8:20pm:”Pictures after Dante”
Wed 10 June 9pm: Third Sonatina on four Ricercars
Thurs 11 8:30pm: Symphony No. 2 ”Ossian”
Fri 12 June 8:45pm: “The Hoodie Craw: A ballet in one act”
Richard Cock was born in Port Elizabeth in 1949 and educated at Woodridge College in the Eastern Cape and in Cape Town, Diocesan College and the South African College of Music. Though he was at the College after Chisholm’s tenure, Richard was pleased to receive the Erik Chisholm prize for an outstanding student.
He was also awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Church Music in 1972 and in England enjoyed a successful career as assistant organist and director of the cathedral choir school at Chichester Cathedral. He returned to South Africa in 1980. One of his annual appearances is to conduct “The Last Night of the Proms” concert in the Cape Town City Hall.