The Conservatory Choir was founded in 2009 by Dr Santisa Viljoen. Participation in this choir is compulsory for all voice students at the NWU School of Music. The choir specializes in repertoire from Western Art Music and attempts to present at least two concerts per year, of which one focuses on opera.
The choir has performed with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra under the baton of Richard Cock in the past, and joined the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gerben Grooten, for a performance of Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang in May 2016. The choir also often has the privilege of working with international guest lecturers.
For further information about the Conservatory Choir at the School of Music, please contact Dr Santisa Viljoen.