UP Youth Choir



  • This year promised to be a highlight in the history of the UPYC with a tour to Canada in April to showcase African music and to inspire at three international festivals as the featured choir.
  • This includes Edmonton Cantando Festival, Rocky Mountain Festival in Banff and the Whistler Cantando Festival.
  • To showcase the value of diversity the choir was also invited by the Artistic Director of the 9th Choralies Festival to perform our musical production ‘Naledi an African Journey’ that Is written in all 11 official South African Languages at the Choralies Festival to an audience of estimated 7000 people as main act at the event in France.
  • The year was ended with a variety of successful performances at the German Ambassador Lindner’s residence, the Ambassador to the Netherlands, Ambassador Gerhards’s Lights Ceremony, and the USA Ambassador’s DREAMS Campaign with Ms. Oprah Winfrey.
  • The CSIR National Excellence Awards was also a highlight performance for the choir where it was broadcasted nationally to seven different cities.