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John Pierre Herman Joubert

John Pierre Herman Joubert (1927-2019)


JOHN JOUBERT was born in Cape Town in 1927 and educated at the Diocesan College in Rondebosch where he came under the guidance of the musical director Claude Brown, whose teaching he regarded as “an indispensable foundation to my subsequent musical career”. Through his teacher's encouragement, Joubert was able to participate in choral performances with the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra under William J. Pickerill and subsequently to hear his works featured in performance. The greatest influence on his composition, however, was William Henry Bell, an English-born composer who taught Joubert privately following his graduation from the South African College of Music in 1944.

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Further Reading: Joubert

 Obituary, John Joubert (1927-2019)

The South African-born British composer, particularly known for his choral works, has died aged 91.

 Interview, John Joubert at 90

David talks to the Birmingham-based composer, who turned 90 last month, about his opera Jane Eyre - recently recorded for the first time on Somm Records.

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