The Stellenbosch University Choir is also currently ranked number 1 on the Interkultuur World Choir Rankings and is looking forward to more music in 2019.
Stellenbosch, South Africa – The Stellenbosch University Choir performed Baba Yetu at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales last year and “Die Martie” lists it as one of their favourite performances of 2018.
Baba Yetu (Swahili for “Our Father”) is the theme song for the 2005 video game, Civilization IV. It was composed by Christopher Tin and performed by Ron Ragin and the Stanford Talisman.
For its re-release in Tin’s debut album Calling All Dawns, it was performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir. The song, when released, became the first piece of video game music to be nominated and win a Grammy Award.
The choir was awarded first place for the categories in Mixed Choirs, Youth Choirs and Open Choirs, as well as the ‘Award for Outstanding Conductor’ at the Eisteddfod in July 2018. They are currently ranked number 1 on the Interkultuur World Choir Rankings.
The choir is gearing up for more amazing music and accomplishments in the new year. “Die Martie” wanted to share their pride and decided to highlight the choir’s accomplishments from 2018 along with this incredible video.
Take a look at the throwback video below, it is beautiful and gives one full-body goosebumps just listening to the talent these students possess: