Stellenbosch University Choir

Stellenbosch's university choir is a leading instrument both in a national and international arena. Founded in 1936, it is one of the oldest choirs in South Africa. Its origin is nevertheless as humble as those of most choirs in South Africa: the choir was founded by a group of music lovers under the direction of William Morris. 

The current conductor, André van der Merwe, was appointed at the beginning of 2003. The Stellenbosch University Choir has toured overseas extensively and won critical acclaim for its performances.

The choir is viewed as a leading South African choral ensemble. Stellenbosch University Choir is currently rated as the top amateur choir in the world by the Interkultur Foundation world ranking system, with a score of 1260 points out of a possible 1272 points.

The choir is also placed in the top 10 rankings for various categories, namely ninth in the Children's and Youth Choirs category,  first in the Mixed Choirs category,  first in the Sacred Music & Music of the Religions category, and first in the Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual & Barber Shop category.