The Stellenbosch University Choir is the oldest and most celebrated choir in South Africa. The Choir was founded in 1936 under the baton of William Morris. After him various conductors established the ensemble as an influential South African choir:
Gawie Cillié (1940 - 1954)
Philip McLachlan (1955 - 1976)
Johan de Villiers (1977 - 1984)
Acáma Fick (1985 - 1992)
Sonja van der Walt (1993 - 2002)
André van der Merwe (2003 - )
The Choir, an ensemble of approximately 80 – 100 voices, has won international acclaim through performances, concert tours, and participation in prestigious festivals and competitions.
At the World Choir Games in Bremen (2004) they won the category for Mixed Youth Choirs and in Graz, Austria (2008), they won the category for Musica Sacra.
During July 2010, the Stellenbosch University Choir took part in the 6th World Choir Games in China and won the categories Contemporary Music as well as Mixed Choirs. The Choir won the latter category with 95.75 points - 8 points more than the choir that came second and with the highest score of the whole competition.