We are an organisation based in George, representing 5 regional choirs and 1 concert choir comprising talented children (aged 9-16) who are passionate about choral singing in the picturesque Garden Route of South Africa.
Since our inception, in 1996, we have performed with some of the best choirs in the world and have been featured on South African radio and TV programmes on a regular basis!
As one of South Africa's foremost amateur regional children's choirs, our members have been carefully auditioned and selected from several primary and secondary schools from George, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay, Hartenbos, Ladismith and Plettenberg Bay, and are dedicated to being regional, national and international ambassadors of music!
Every branch rehearses one afternoon per week (approximately 105 hrs per year), several Saturdays, and at least 9 days during school holidays, under the auspices of musical director, Jan-Erik Swart, and a team of dedicated voice coaches, trainers, management members and parents.
Our singing is vibrant, clear and stirring, with a musical discipline extending far beyond our ages. Our choral sound is unique!
Every branch is a division of the South Cape Music Academy, a non-profit, public benefit company, and are supported by local voluntary Parents' Associations which strive to invest in our children’s vocal development and to provide the best musical performance experiences available.
Since our founding in 1996, we have received critical acclaim from a wide range of choral specialists and practitioners, from as far afield as Finland, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Canada and the USA.
We have undertaken 7 concert tours of Europe (1998, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016).
We have recorded 9 cds, one dvd, and several live concerts during our existence.
We are proud exponents of South African multicultural transformation in choral music and society at large.
We have received several accolades for exceptional performances throughout our history.
We perform between 20-30 times per year, and are taking South Africa by storm with our challenging repertoire, our "fresh, natural choral sound" and our "dynamic musical energy!"