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The South African Youth Choir (SAYC)

The South African Youth Choir (SAYC) A mixed youth choir based in Cape Town (SA), celebrating unity within our rich cultural diversity. The South African Youth Choir
The internationally acclaimed, multi award winning South African Youth Choir (SAYC) has positioned itself as one of the most sought after performance choirs in South Africa.

Since its inception in 2005, the SAYC has showcased its vast abilities on both local and international platform, entertaining a variety of audiences across the globe. The choir has been awarded “Best Youth Choir” at the prestigious ATKV Animato International Choral Competition for four years consecutively (2014 - 2017). SAYC also made a clean sweep at the 10th and final ATKV Animato International

Since its inception in 2005, the SAYC has showcased its vast abilities on both local and international platform, entertaining a variety of audiences across the globe. The choir has been awarded “Best Youth Choir” at the prestigious ATKV Animato International Choral Competition for four years consecutively (2014 - 2017). SAYC also made a clean sweep at the 10th and final ATKV Animato International

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Last Saturday, we had the wonderful privilege to perform at the beautiful wedding ceremony of an international couple at...
14/10/2022

Last Saturday, we had the wonderful privilege to perform at the beautiful wedding ceremony of an international couple at picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate ✨

After accompanying the bridesmaids and flower girls down the isle with a celebratory African wedding song, the choir sang the beautiful bride down the isle with an intimate arrangement of "Can't take my eyes off of you" 🎶 As the ceremony drew to a close, the choir burst out in joyous African celebratory song, accompanying guests across the stretched out lawns to the beautifully decorated reception area ✨

It was truly heart warming to receive such wonderful appreciation from the international guests and even catering staff! ❤️ We are also super excited about the prospects of a possible collaboration and recording project with internationally acclaimed, award winning artist King Qasim, who happened to witness the choir in action! Charl Pilwan (King Qasim) just reached #1 position on the 🙌🔥✨

The Wedding DJ's ✨

What an exciting rollercoaster weekend we had! ✨ Our members had to perform at 3 different events, each demanding a spec...
11/10/2022

What an exciting rollercoaster weekend we had! ✨ Our members had to perform at 3 different events, each demanding a special repertoire!

On Friday, we had the wonderful privilege to open the 12th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture with world renowned artist Vicky Sampson, performing her iconic song "My African Dream".

The inspiring event was hosted at the majestic Cape Town City Hall, fittingly clothed in purple light for the evening. Esteemed keynote speakers included Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and author Doug Abrams, a friend of the late Arch Tutu. We also had the privilege to share the stage with inspiring artists Siphokazi Jonas and Marimba Jam ✨

Drawing inspiration from the wonderful legacy left by the Arch, the lecture aims to inspire the courage in each of us to respond to the call for global . In the beautiful words of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: "You show your humanity by how you see yourself not as apart from others but from your connection to others".

We had the special privilege to close the event again with Vicky Sampson, performing her powerful and fitting new release "Song of Love" 🔥❤️

We are so excited and honored to be performing with Vicky Sampson at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation 12th Annu...
06/10/2022

We are so excited and honored to be performing with Vicky Sampson at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation 12th Annual Peace Lecture, hosted at the Cape Town City Hall this Friday! 🔥🥳 The event will also be streamed live online ✨

This year's event aims to set out a vision for hope and healing in a time of crisis. Join in and engage in the larger conversation about what gives each of us the hope to keep making positive change wherever we are!
Book your tickets at https://www.quicket.co.za/events/183394-the-12th-annual-desmond-tutu-international-peace-lecture#/

On Saturday the 24th September we had the special privilege to open the program for the Kennedy Centre Opera House Orche...
01/10/2022

On Saturday the 24th September we had the special privilege to open the program for the Kennedy Centre Opera House Orchestra Quintet at Stellenbosch Moedergemeente ✨

Established in 1978, the Kennedy Centre Opera House Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the beautiful Opera House of the John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

The Quintet, whose members are all principal musicians of the orchestra, performed an exciting and varied program, showcasing the wonderful range of orchestral colors of this unique ensemble, as well as playing some beautifully intimate solo works. 😇 It was such a privilege to share the program with this distinguished ensemble!

A special shout out to Classical Movements for inviting us to perform at this wonderful event 🙌

On Sunday evening we were invited to perform as guest choir at the OAC Electric City Youth Gala Concert ✨It was such a p...
27/09/2022

On Sunday evening we were invited to perform as guest choir at the OAC Electric City Youth Gala Concert ✨
It was such a privilege to perform for this warm and appreciative audience! ❤️

A nasty flu virus has taken it's toll on several of our members, but this amazing group has risen to the occasion and gave a stellar performance! 🔥

We have another busy weekend of exciting performances ahead and will be working hard at our rehearsal tonight to round o...
23/09/2022

We have another busy weekend of exciting performances ahead and will be working hard at our rehearsal tonight to round off our program! 😇

On Saturday we have the privilege to open the program for the visiting Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet at Stellenbosch Moedergemeente. ✨
Established in 1978, The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the beautiful Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. It is the only orchestra in the country dedicated solely to the performance of three musical genres: opera, ballet and musical theater.
The Quintet’s touring program showcases compositions from America as well as beloved international pieces with a special focus on ballets and operas. Their repertoire include selections from William Grant Still, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel, Myroslav Storyk as well as George Gershwin.
Friends and family of SAYC will qualify for FREE entry to this exciting performance! 🥳

On Sunday evening, we will perform as guest choir at the OAC Electric City Adult Youth Gala Evening, hosted at the Stradford Primary School in Eersteriver. ✨
Other guest artists include Sayde Fillis and popular gospel group New Direction. Tickets will be available at the door at R30 per person. Refreshments will also be on sale during the event.

We look forward to welcoming you at these performances!🙌

What a joyous occasion it was to perform as guest choir at the NAC - Sidneyvale Congregation Praise & Thanksgiving Conce...
19/09/2022

What a joyous occasion it was to perform as guest choir at the NAC - Sidneyvale Congregation Praise & Thanksgiving Concert on Sunday afternoon! 🙌😇

It was such a privilege to perform with the Congregation's Senior Choir, Adult Choir, Youth Choir, Male Choir, Children's Choir, Soloists, Brass Ensemble, Recorder Ensemble and Organists! ✨

The joyous event was made even more special by sharing the stage with so many of our alumni and having even more in the audience! We celebrated this "reunion" with a jubilant after-performance, as has become customary, joined by all our amazing alumni!! 🙌🔥🇿🇦❤️

It was such a blessed experience to perform for this spirited and appreciative audience! 😇❤️

We had such a memorable and exhilarating experience this past weekend, participating in the historic Rugby Sevens World ...
13/09/2022

We had such a memorable and exhilarating experience this past weekend, participating in the historic Rugby Sevens World Cup Opening Ceremony, hosted for the first time on African soil at the Cape Town Stadium! 🔥🥳

We are so proud of our ensemble who went way beyond their comfort zone to transform into dancers! 🕺💃✨ They spent more than 20 hours in physically demanding rehearsals this past week, over and above our normal choir rehearsals and their academic and work commitments! But through absolute commitment and perseverance they pulled it off to perform an exhilarating dance sequence along the most amazing professional dancers! 🙌🔥

It was such a privilege and wonderful experience to work and perform with so many absolutely amazing and incredibly talented artists! ❤️ This is certainly an experience that will remain engrained in our memories for life! 🙏

On the 22nd July we were invited to perform as guest choir at the Gala Evening of the EBosch Heritage Project  Schools T...
02/09/2022

On the 22nd July we were invited to perform as guest choir at the Gala Evening of the EBosch Heritage Project Schools Talent Competition. This wonderful initiative involved more than 2,000 youths from 14 schools in the Stellenbosch region, showcasing their talents during the winter holiday break. 🌠

What an exciting evening it was! SAYC was welcomed on stage to a loud cheer! 🔥✨

The event, hosted at the Stellenbosch Town Hall, was also attended by representatives of the WC Department of Arts and Culture. ✨

Many of our members from other provinces could not join us yet for this performance, since they were still on their well deserved winter holiday break! We are so happy that everyone has since returned safely and re-energized! 🙏

We had an absolute blast this past weekend at our winter boot camp at Disakloof Campsite in Betty's Bay! 🌠The beautiful ...
22/08/2022

We had an absolute blast this past weekend at our winter boot camp at Disakloof Campsite in Betty's Bay! 🌠
The beautiful venue set the perfect scene for the long hours of intensive workshopping and spending quality time bonding as a family 🤍 with the majestic mountain as backdrop and beautiful sea views from each cottage, nestled in a forest setting with beautifully manicured gardens, everything came together for a truly soul enriching and very productive experience!

From our arrival it was clear that we're in for an amazing experience! Each member was welcomed with a special surprise packet of chocolate & treats and some warm hot chocolate, followed by a hearty supper prepared with love by our amazing camp mother and catering manager, Colleen Slamat ❤️ the catering throughout was 5-star!

The fact that no one had much of a voice left by Sunday, bears testimony to the sheer amount of singing that was had! We're so excited with the progress we made to assimilate new repertoire in preparation for our upcoming commitments! 😍

It is impossible to share all the special moments, even just from those captured, but here is a glimpse of the wonderful weekend we had! ❤️

On Sunday, we had the special privilege to lead the musical offering at the Feast of the Transfiguration at the Anglican...
09/08/2022

On Sunday, we had the special privilege to lead the musical offering at the Feast of the Transfiguration at the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in Bellville, celebrating their 106th birthday! The special Communion Service was led by Rev. Jeannine Louw, and our conductor performed as organist.
After the cermon, the choir gave an impromptu performance to parishioners and also led the festivities at the reception with yet another impromptu performance of celebratory African music 🥳
It was such a blessed and special experience 🙏

We had such a powerful and memorable experience performing at the Zimbini Engomeni Concert in the Artscape Opera House o...
04/07/2022

We had such a powerful and memorable experience performing at the Zimbini Engomeni Concert in the Artscape Opera House on Saturday ✨😇

What a privilege and honor it was to share the stage with the sensational Zimbini Makwetu, Buhlebendalo (lead singer of Afro-soul group The Soil), Nomakrestu, Blackpearls, DJ Tarenzo and the dazzling dancers of Baba Yaya Dance and SboNdaba Dance! ✨✨✨
This exciting production by Elvis Sibeko Studios was a powerful 90 minute musical journey through the inspiring career of 2020 Fleur du Cap award winner Zimbini Makwetu, featuring artists who have collaborated with her over the years, including The South African Youth Choir (SAYC) ✨✨

A heartfelt thank you to Elvis Sibeko and Zimbini Makwetu for a most memorable experience! ❤️

02/07/2022

We checked in at ArtsCape Opera House early this morning for final choreography and staging. 💃🕺 Heading on stage shortly for final dress rehearsal. Excitement is running high! ✨

We are super excited to be participating in this stunning production this weekend! ✨🥳With a stellar cast and some amazin...
01/07/2022

We are super excited to be participating in this stunning production this weekend! ✨🥳
With a stellar cast and some amazing new music, this is one show you wouldn't want to miss out on! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, follow the link to reserve yours and avoid disappointment!
https://tickets.computicket.com/event/zimbini_engomeni_concert/7189546/7189560/2525

Our members are much excited for our final rehearsal tonight to perfect our choreography! 💃🕺. Looking forward to seeing you at the show! ✨

29/06/2022

We are so proud of our members who gave a sterling performance on Monday! 🇿🇦❤️ The choir has been invited to feature in an exciting production for one of the largest broadcasters in the world! ✨

Here members are doing a quick warmup and centering themselves before going on stage for the final shoot! They had to be up at the crack of dawn and were already heading for Cape Town City Hall by bus at 7am!

It was such a privilege and honour to work with this incredibly talented and professional international production team and to meet and work with some international celebrities! The choir was commended by the production team for their professionalism, discipline and high standard! Keep watching this space for some exciting news! 😊

We are so excited and hard at work to prepare for this exciting production! ✨Elvis Sibeko Studios Zimbini Makwetu
20/06/2022

We are so excited and hard at work to prepare for this exciting production! ✨
Elvis Sibeko Studios Zimbini Makwetu

🚨Zimbini Engomeni Concert Featured Artists🚨

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome The South African Youth Choir (SAYC) (A mixed youth choir based in Cape Town (SA), celebrating unity within our rich cultural diversity) SAYC conductor Phil Robinson

SAYC will be performing with Zimbini Makwetu and this is not for the first. The last time this collaboration happened, the Artscape Opera House rooftop was blown away 🙆🏾‍♂️🔥🤩👌🏿🙏🏾

Book you tickets via Computicket 🔗 https://tickets.computicket.com/event/zimbini_engomeni_concert/7189546/7189560/2525

We had the wonderful honour to celebrate Youth Day with a vibrant performance at the OAC Youth Day Event, hosted at the ...
18/06/2022

We had the wonderful honour to celebrate Youth Day with a vibrant performance at the OAC Youth Day Event, hosted at the Ebenezer Picnic Resort and attended by almost 4,000 youth and various dignitaries, including our Minister of Social Development!
It was such a special privilege to be able to inspire and interact with so many amazing members of our youth.

"Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms." - Thomas Gray

Today, we are celebrating all the young at heart, vibrant in mind, and beautiful youths all over the world!

What an amazing experience it was to perform for two sold out audiences in the majestic Cape Town City Hall this past we...
30/05/2022

What an amazing experience it was to perform for two sold out audiences in the majestic Cape Town City Hall this past weekend! 🙌 It was such a privilege and honor to meet and share the stage with all the amazing choirs from all over the Western Cape, some traveling in from as far as George and Ashton! ✨✨✨
One thing is for certain - the Western Cape is truly blessed with incredible choral talent! 🙌

We are so proud of our SAYC family for the long and demanding hours of preparation in the midst of their exam season, and for all their hard work to help us co-host this spectacular Choral Festival in collaboration with the Choral Celebration Network 🙌🔥❤️

A heartfelt thank you to our amazing audiences for your wonderful support! We truly appreciate you! 🙌🙏❤️

Sound check done and much excited for our first performance of the weekend for a SOLD OUT audience! ✨This beautiful spac...
28/05/2022

Sound check done and much excited for our first performance of the weekend for a SOLD OUT audience! ✨

This beautiful space is quietly waiting to be filled with amazing energy and beautiful choral music ❤️

We are much excited to be co-hosting the 5th & 6th Choral Celebration Festivals on Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May...
17/05/2022

We are much excited to be co-hosting the 5th & 6th Choral Celebration Festivals on Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May at the Cape Town City Hall ✨

Tickets are selling fast, with the Sunday concert almost sold out already (less than 20 tickets left at last check)!

Saturday 28 May: https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/choral-celebration-festival-5
Sunday 29 May: https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/choral-celebration-festival-6

Ticket prices are R150 for all adults and R75 for senior citizens, students (with student cards) and scholars.
Ticket sales at the door will be R150 per person and will commence one hour before each performance, if any tickets may still be available!

On Saturday morning, we had the privilege to open the Democratic Alliance Western Cape Elective Council at the Cape Town...
10/05/2022

On Saturday morning, we had the privilege to open the Democratic Alliance Western Cape Elective Council at the Cape Town Civic Centre with a short performance✨At this important event, DA delegates from across the province came together to elect an Interim Provincial Leader and Interim Provincial Deputy Leader.
Our members was honoured to meet Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis in person!

The choir had to be up at the crack of dawn and brace some cold weather, but the excitement soon made up for the sacrifice and we ended up having a beautiful day out together and meeting wonderful people ❤

Our members gave a wonderful energetic performance on Wednesday evening at a Gala Dinner for an esteemed group of intern...
06/05/2022

Our members gave a wonderful energetic performance on Wednesday evening at a Gala Dinner for an esteemed group of international visitors! Our guests included top performers and executives of a prominent US Financial Services Group, touring South Africa on an incentive trip. ✨

It was indeed a magical evening! The glamourous setting at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront, the beautiful scenery and all the amazing people we had the privilege of working with, made for an evening that will remain engraved in our memories!

A warm thank you to everyone who made this wonderful experience possible ❤
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Catch Zimbini Makwetu performance Ndiyehlela live at Artscape Opera House featuring Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Indoni Dance, Arts & Leadership Academy The South African Youth Choir (SAYC)

The full video on Elvis Sibeko Studios YouTube account

Link: https://youtu.be/pNUnhygDdmI
A beautiful tribute to Desmond Tutu from The South African Youth Choir (SAYC): "Rest in Peace dear Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. We are so honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to meet you and perform for you on various occasions, even at your express personal request. How deeply touched we've always been when our singing moved you to tears! Thank you for the legacy you leave behind - your sincerity, your humility, your humaneness..."
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Herewith a special performance of "When You Believe" with RIANA NEL and The South African Youth Choir (SAYC). 🌟

The song is from the DreamWorks Animation movie "The Prince of Egypt" and was originally performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. 🎤✨

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Herewith a special performance of "When You Believe" with RIANA NEL and The South African Youth Choir (SAYC). 🌟

The song is from the DreamWorks Animation movie "The Prince of Egypt" and was originally performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. 🎤✨

Copyright belongs to the respective owners.

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Zimbini Makwetu and Nomakrestu Dso Xakathugaga performing with the best orchestra in the continent of Africa Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra featuring the best RSA choir The South African Youth Choir (SAYC) Community Gala
Choral singing was silenced during the pandemic. Live Arts Maryland had our first LIVE and IN-PERSON concert in 20 months on Saturday. Ahead of the concert Maestro J. Ernest Green interviewed some Annapolis Chorale members to discuss how we kept singing during the pandemic and how it feels to be back together. Check out the interview here:

Une première pour nous avec ce chant ramené d'Afrique du sud, souvenir de notre rencontre avec The South African Youth Choir (SAYC)
This is the return of Dance Can Dance “The Spirit of Enchantment” The time is now get your tickets 🎟 before it get SOLD OUT!!

Artscape Opera House Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Artscape Opera House Indoni Dance, Arts & Leadership Academy The South African Youth Choir (SAYC)

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Six stills from the Baxter show -streaming till Friday 12 June 2020 (till midnight ) with Roeshdien Jaz Siphokazi Jonas Tony Cedras Mmino The South African Youth Choir (SAYC) -This is the link for tickets

https://covid-zero.co.za/sipho-hotstix-mabuse/
Please buy a ticket and support all the artists that took part in this momentous concert which saw the SAYC playing a key role with the legend Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse. Go to the link below for directions for tickets.

https://www.covid-zero.co.za
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