University of Western Cape Creative Arts Choir

Land: Zuid-Afrika
Dirigent: Sibusiso Njeza

Bio

  • The University of the Western Cape Creative Arts Choir (UWC CAC) became an independent student choir in 1989. A student-led initiative since its inception, the choir has nurtured the singing talents of hundreds of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and produced several award-winning conductors and composers.
  • The choir has participated in the National Choir Festival, the Western Cape Choral Music Association (WECCMA) and South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Eisteddfod (SATICA) since the 1990s. It regularly performs at university events and graduations, has toured many other universities and participated in public concerts and festivals around the country.
  • Among its many accolades and achievements in recent years the choir was: National Choir Festival Western Cape eliminations overall winner 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2015.; SATICA overall winners 2009, 2012 and 2014.; Western Cape Choral Music Association (WECCMA) eisteddfod overall winners 2012, 2013 and 2014.; Old Mutual National Choir Festival National large category overall winner in 2013.; 2016 Varsity Sing Semi-Finalist (a televised reality-type show competition for student choirs).
  • In 2018 the UWC CAC reached its greatest achievement in Tshwane at the first World Choir Games hosted in an African country when it was crowned the winner in the Category Mixed Choirs Open Competition and also received a Gold certificate as a first-time participant.

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Rankings

  • World Ranking: 449/1000

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