UJ Choir

UJ Choirmaster heads to USARenette Bouwer - UJ Choirmaster

Well-respected University of Johannesburg Choirmaster, Renette Bouwer, was one of the adjudicators at the 7th World Choir Games, the world’s biggest international choral competition, which took place in Cincinnati, USA, from 4 to 14 July 2012.

Bouwer joined other adjudicators in judging each of the 2012 choir’s performance, as well as provide feedback as requested by directors.  Children’s choirs, youth choirs, male and female choirs, vocal ensembles, jazz, gospel and spiritual choirs as well as pop, folk and barbershop groups, competed.

CHOIR 2013

Following auditions in January 2013, the following students were selected as the UJ Choir 2013. Congratulations! Click here


The University of Johannesburg Choir is a multicultural mix and is representative of all the students of the UJ.  The repertoire is sacred, secular and folk music in different styles, mainly a cappella.  The aim is to excel in both Western and African music. Read more... 


The UJ Choir has several CDs available for sale.

"I revelled at listening to the CD's during the weekend and marvel at Ms. Bouwer's gift/ability to produce such world-class music - absolutely magnificent!  Despite the many negative factors that surround us daily, listening to such beautiful music is the very thing that makes me proud to be a South African and makes my heart sing! " - L Maniscalco, 30 January 2012. 

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The UJ Choir has a choir room in the UJ Arts Centre on the Kingsway Campus, Rehearsals are held three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 18:30 to 20:00. For more information, send an email to choir@uj.ac.za

Past Productions:


Stabat Mater - Karl Jenkins


Youth Oratorio - Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph


Celebration Concert


The Armed Man - Karl Jenkins


Voices of Light


Requiem and Missa Kenya


Missa de Merridiana Terra




Inkosana Yenyanga - Moon Prince







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