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Cantate Oribus, Cantate Cordibus, Cantate Moribus

The University of Pretoria Camerata


The Camerata was officially established on 20 March 1968. Its mission is to make a contribution towards the cultural development of the student corps and the cultural enrichment of the community and ultimately our country, South Africa, through choral singing. The choir also endeavours to promote a worthy image of the University Of Pretoria through striving towards the highest possible artistic standards together with a code of conduct that meets the highest requirements of companionship.

The choir operates under the auspices of the faculty of Humanities of the University Of Pretoria. The conductors have always aimed for high artistic values. The choir has previously been conducted by:

  • Adolf Theron
  • Willem van Tonder
  • Petru Grabe
  • Prof Johann van der Sandt January 1999 - June 2008
  • Richter Grimbeek August 2008 (ad interim)
  • Christo Burger January 2009 - 2012
  • Michael Joseph Barrett April 2013 - Present

Camerata is generally a small choir with between 60 and 80 voices. The exact number differs between choir years.

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