Based: Cape Town
In its short existence the Cape Town Chamber Choir has established itself as one of the most distinguished a cappella adult choirs in the Cape. Its 30 members are all experienced choristers, many of whom sang in the preeminent university choirs of the country, and come from the greater Cape Town area – from Melkbos to Muizenberg, from Somerset West to Sea Point.
The choir was founded in 2010 by Leon Starker and in the same year performed and recorded Rachmaninoff’s Vespers in Afrikaans. In 2011 and 2012 Margaret Barlow was the choir leader and under her direction the choir won the Open Category at the 2011 Tygerberg International Eisteddfod. Marijke de Villiers Roos has been at the helm since April 2013.
Always eager to learn, the choir has worked with renowned conductors and singers like Kåre Hanken, Awie van Wyk, Acáma Fick, Scott Leithead and Frank Havrøy. The choir has also shared the stage with choirs from the United Kingdom, Canada, Zimbabwe, Norway and other South African choirs. The Cape Town Chamber Choir strives to present a varied and accessible choral programme of outstanding quality.