Proudly South African and proud of our choirs! 5 of South Africa’s top choirs have made the top of the list for the best of the best in the world.
The Stellenbosch University Choir has topped a global list of over 1000 choirs to be named the best choir in the world!
One of the oldest and most celebrated choirs in South Africa made history as the first South African choir to reach over 2 million views on YouTube.
The Stellenbosch University Choir was founded in 1936 under the baton of William Morris. After him various conductors established the ensemble as an influential South African choir.
The Choir, an ensemble of approximately 80 – 100 voices, has won international acclaim through performances, concert tours, and participation in prestigious festivals and competitions. And only a few of the students in the group actually study music!
The video which which made news headlines can be seen below:
The Stellenbosch University choir is one of the most celebrated in South Africa with various awards from around the world and it can now be called number one on the globe!
The announcement was made by INTERKULTUR, an organization born by the idea of bringing people together from all countries, cultures and world views in peaceful competitions.
Among its members the organization counts leading personalities from culture, politics and business, as well as choirs and orchestras, clubs and cultural organizations: the “World Choir Council”, a kind of United Nations of choral singing, is made up of renowned choral experts from 80 countries. They represent INTERKULTUR’s musical network with app. 120,000 choirs with 4.8 million singers. The organization has offices and representatives in numerous countries and is supported by ministries of culture, municipal authorities and countless organizations.
For over twenty years the INTERKULTUR competitions have been amongst the most innovative events in the international choral scene and all people involved share the same enthusiasm for choral music.
“It resolves prejudices, opens eyes and hearts for friendships and lays the groundwork for a vibrant and peaceful togetherness that outreaches music. Within a short period of time, this philosophy has made INTERKULTUR an international top address for major musical events in the choral community. Today INTERKULTUR organizes every year up to 14 international choir competitions and festivals around the globe.”
Standing alongside Stellenbosch University Choir in the Top 3o, 4 other South African amazing choirs can be found: Akustika Chamber Singers, Kearsney College Choir, Stellenberg Girls Choir and the University of Pretoria Camerata.
Check out the entire list by clicking here, or see the snippet of the Top 30 below: