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Choir

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) Creative Arts Choir was established as part of the UWC
Creative Arts Society in 1987. A student-driven organisation from its inception, the choir has
nurtured the musical talent of many students and produced several award-winning conductors and
composers.

The choir, consisting of 75 members, performs regularly at university events and graduations. They
also compete in music events, such as festivals and competitions. The choir has won several
competitions in South Africa, including:
  • The South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association (SATICA) Eisteddfod in 2009, 2012
    and 2014.
  • The Old Mutual National Choir Festival (NCF) in 2013 and
  • The Western Cape Choral Music Association’s Choral Music Eisteddfod (WECCM) in 2012,
    2013 and 2014.
In 2016, the choir reached the semi-finals of the Varsity Sing competition, a South African reality TV
series for university choirs. International awards include a gold certificate in July 2018 for winning
the Mixed Choirs Open category at the World Choir Games hosted in Tshwane.

The choir conductor, Sibusiso Njeza, is an experienced choir director and composer, who is
passionate about the performing arts. A music graduate himself; Mr Njeza has been the music
director of the UWC Creative Arts Choir since 2011.

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Contact details
Sibusiso Njeza
Email: snjeza@uwc.ac.za
Office: 021 959 9570