The Stellenberg Girls Choir, also known as the Stellenberg Angels won the Teenager category at the 8th Bali International Choir Festival. This school choir from Stellenberg High School, competed against University and College choirs. The standard was very high. 102 choirs from 15 countries came together in Kuta, Bali to participate.
The Stellenberg Girls Choir was selected with 13 other top performers (choirs) from other countries (who also competed in the championship category as category winners) to partake in the Grand Prix were an overall winner for the competition was appointed.
The Stellies angels and parents thanked their brilliant choir conductor, Andre van der Merwe, (who is also the conductor of the University of Stellenbosch choir) for his amazing skills, motivation and creativity on how he conducts the choir. It is also the choir members discipline and hard work (even during school holidays) that enables them to perform on an international level. The choir has 101 members from which 95 members competed in the competition.
Their choir’s brilliant conductor, Andre van der Merwe once said that “Singing does not only bring us together. It’s what makes humanity shines.”