The Conservatory Choir was founded in 2009 by Dr Santisa Viljoen. Participation in this choir is compulsory for all voice as well as choral conducting 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. Preparations for opera concerts often involve visiting directors and guest lecturers.
The choir has performed with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra under the baton of Richard Cock. For the past three years the choir has also performed with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra in Brooklyn Theatre, thus working with several renowned conductors. 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 Prof Santisa Viljoen.