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About Us


The UP Youth Choir is a multi-cultural and diverse group of young performers representing all races, religions and economic groups of South Africa.

It is the mission of the UP Youth Choir to provide children of all different backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance that seeks to fulfill and develop each singer's potential, while creating a model of artistic excellence and diversity that enriches the community.


The UP Youth Choir was established with the aim of affording talented teenagers and high school students the opportunity to proficiently perform locally and abroad.

The choir consists of 90 choristers aged 14 - 19 from the greater Tshwane and represents 34 different high schools.  The choir’s repertoire is an exciting assortment of South African and International music which incorporates elements of traditional music, jazz, gospel and folk music.

The UP Youth Choir is recognized worldwide for its award-winning performances and spectacular artistry.


The most exciting realization in the world is understanding that living the life of your dreams is entirely up to you.

— The Universe

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“It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world.”

- Nelson Mandela -


The UP Youth Choir is part of a generation of South Africans that strives toward freedom and peace.

Among the choristers in our choir can be seen the immense bonds of friendship and collegiality that develop among these young people, and one would be similarly astounded by the beautiful music they are able to make together.

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University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20
Hatfield 0028, South Africa

+27 83 556 0477

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