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Welcome to the Cape Town Chamber Choir!

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.


We are always on the lookout for talented singers in the greater Cape Town area. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of auditions and rehearsals.

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Our Conductor

Marijke de Villiers RoosMarijke de Villiers Roos obtained her B.Mus at the University of Cape Town and her M.Mus at the University of Alberta, Canada. She was the official accompanist at the Conservatoire of the University of Stellenbosch. In Canada she was a piano lecturer at the University of Alberta and the King’s College in Edmonton. On her return to South Africa she became more involved in choir conducting: first the Stellenbosch Waldorf School Choir, and then the Somerset College Choir and the Siyacula Community Choir in Somerset West.

Currently she is the conductor of the Accelerando Choir of the Bloemhof Hoër Meisieskool, where she is also piano teacher, and the Cape Town Chamber Choir. Occasionally Marijke acts as music director for CD recordings of the pianist Pascal Rogé in Switzerland.