The choir is a registered non-profit organisation. We aim to give equal opportunities to every chorister who sings in the choir. The choir also strives to include underprivileged children from all races, thus providing them with the opportunity to fully develop their talents and to help them fulfil their dream to sing. With the current financial situation in South Africa, it takes a lot of extra dedication, effort and sacrifice, but it is a rewarding and worthwhile cause. The choir currently consists of 62 choristers in the age group 14-24 years, drawn from schools and education institutions within Central- and Southern Gauteng, as well as the Northern Free State. Between 24 and 27 schools and educational institutions are represented in the choir during any given year. The choir is known not only for its exceptional voices and quality performances, but also for the friendship ties and bonds they create amongst each other. School-, language- and cultural boundaries simply fall away when they come together to form a united “family” with unique traditions established years ago.
The choir year operates from August until July of the following year to accommodate the Grade 12 choristers, as they typically start with their matric exams in the third term. Choir auditions are strict to ensure that we only select the best voices for the choir and are held in May and June every year. Each choir year starts off with a most enjoyable choir camp, followed by a minimum of 12-14 performances annually. The choir is very popular and their programme is usually fully booked more than a year in advance. Repertoire: A new repertoire of approximately one hour in duration is studied annually, consisting of sacred as well as popular music. Practices take place every Friday afternoon in Alberton, as this is the most geographically central point for the choristers to gather. Some of our choristers travel as far s 75km to attend the practices, which speaks of the dedication of these special young people. We have toured every province in our country and we try to undertake a national tour every year, or at least every second year.
What Our Fans Are Saying
Colla Voce Youth Choir is truly a bunch of Angelic Voices. My son was in the choir in 2012 and the way the choir changed his life is truly remarkable. To all the Managers and Directors of the choir, You truly make the saying once a colla always a colla a reality. Thank you for your beautiful music and your care for each and every single chorister.
Ina Van Staden
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Our Mission And Vision
All of these children truly deserve a chance to develop their talents. They have excelled during the tough auditions they had to pass in order to become a member of this prestigious choir. They are very talented youngsters, who truly deserve the support of our community to develop their special singing talent.
Fostering the personal growth of our choristers through meaningful experiences in music education and vocal performance. While exposing these chorister, maintaning and building The Colla Voce Youth Choir as a word renowned Youth Choir on the international stage.
Colla Voce Youth Choir envisions innovative partnerships with the National and International choral community, engage diverse audiences, and to provide singers and listeners with memorable performance experiences. In the end we just want to spread our love for music.
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Years of Achievments & accolades
- 1985 The official inception of the Southern Transvaal Youth Choir by Mr JJ le Roux _ Head Superintendent of Education
- 1986 First performance in Alberton Civic Centre, with Hannalie van der Merwe as conductor and Christian le Roux the accompanist
- 1987 Performance in the State Theatre in Pretoria and at the SABC. Tour to the Free State and Eastern Cape
- 1989 Workshop in Namibia. Performance with the Drakensberg Boys Choir