Christine Van Hees, “The Rake’s Progress” chorus, Gauteng, South Africa

“Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this incredible opportunity! I was quite scared of coming and initially did not want to email enquiring about roles, but then I eventually found the courage. And I am so glad I did!!  Thank you for your wonderful organisation of everything, putting me (and my mom) at ease and making everything run so smoothly. I will try my best to return next year and perhaps even audition for a lead role.

I have learnt so much from Gregory, Susannah and Nigel in terms of musicianship, professionalism and my own emotional and personal expression. I am filled with so much gratitude for this wonderful opportunity and I think it’s fantastic that you have the ability of making all of this possible. Perhaps you should consider starting one in South Africa. That can just be fun!”