The Stellenbosch University Choir is the oldest and most celebrated choir in South Africa. Established in 1936, William Morris was the first conductor. After him, various conductors established the ensemble a highly influential South African choir:
- Gawie Cillié (1940 – 1954)
- Philip McLachlan (1955 – 1976)
- Johan de Villiers (1977 – 1984)
- Acáma Fick (1985 – 1992)
- Sonja van der Walt (1993 – 2002)
- André van der Merwe (2003 – current )
The Choir consists of approximately 100 student voices from various academic courses and generally, only a few members study music.
In the past, they have won international acclaim through their performances, concert tours, participation in festivals and competitions – and are currently ranked first on the Interkultur World Ranking List for amateur choirs.
The Choir recently produced two new hits, Jerusalema and Never Enough, that will leave you teary-eyed, covered in goosies and proudly Capetonian. It is simply amazing!
Which one is your favourite? Check out the videos…
Picture: YouTube video