The University of Johannesburg Choir presents its first Celebration Concert since 2019.
On 21 October, UJ Choir will share highlights of this year’s repertoire with family, friends, and supporters at St. Michael and All Angels’ Anglican Church in Weltevreden Park at 19:00.
Under the directorship of Choirmaster, Renette Bouwer, UJ Choir performs their most diverse and experimental repertoire yet – with works of Don Macdonald, Will Todd, Pentatonix, Vienna Teng and more. This robust programme includes music composed by Mbuso Ndlovu, who is currently an Artist in Residence at the University of Johannesburg.
“It has been a busy year for the choir, especially after the hiatus the pandemic brought about. UJ Choir performed with the renowned Missouri State University Chorale, conducted by Cameron LaBarr, University of Pretoria Camerata, the North-West University-PUK Choir, and for our legacy concert, we joined up with the Quava Vocal Group and Veni Cantare,” says Bouwer. “After nearly two years of inactivity, we have so much appreciation to enumerate – and making music together is at the top of it all,” she adds.
University of Johannesburg Choir continues to raise the UJ flag high, and audiences all over the world can continue connecting with these ardent singers through their albums that are available on all digital streaming platforms.
Tickets for the UJ Choir 2022 Celebration Concert are R100 for general admission and R80 for students and pensioners. Tickets are available via arts.uj.ac.za.
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About UJ Arts & Culture
UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA) produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts.
In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA (www.uj.ac.za/fada) offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, in Art, Design and Architecture, as well as playing home to the NRF SARChI Chair in South African Art & Visual Culture, and the Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education.