The choir consists of around 80 young ladies from Grade 8 to Grade 12 from the Stellenberg High School, with a deep, soulful passion for music and the voice of angels, hence fondly referred to as the “Stellies Angels”.
Their ability to produce amazing music under the directorship of the talented and highly acclaimed Andre van der Merwe has seen them be awarded an array of national and international titles.
Until August 2016 they were the national category winners of more experienced choirs for the 17th time in the prestigious ATKV Applous. They did not compete in the 2017 ATKV Applous, due to their participation in the international Interkultuur choir competition in Wernigerode in July 2017, in which they were awarded a category win, a 2nd place and then took overall winners.
Due to Covid our Angels weren't able to perform until 2022, we are so proud and thankful that our choir came through this difficult time and rose to the occasion with hard work and dedication and won the ATKV Applous Category for Prestige Girls Choirs in 2022.
André van der Merwe is a conductor and composer from the leafy suburbia of Durbanville, Cape Town. He often appears as a judge and guest conductor, locally and internationally. He is not only highly acclaimed for his brilliant conducting skill, but is also an esteemed and sort out adjudicator and has facilitated in many countries such as Britain, Sweden, Germany, Japan, China, Wales, Austria and Namibia.
The Stellenberg Girls Choir looks forward to upcoming performances.
Detailed performance information will be communicated via our SMK Facebook page.
2022 - Ons is ongelooflik trots op ons SMK Angels met die ongelooflike prestasie van wenkoor in die ATKV Applous kompetisie! SMK won the category for Girls Prestige Choirs. They also won the best Afrikaans song award. Welgedaan SMK!
2021 - Daar heers groot opgewondenheid oor die Stellenberg Meisieskoor se onlangse opnames wat in die Hugo Lambrechts auditorium plaasgevind het.
Die SMK het byna die onmoontlike reggekry aangesien hul vir maande lank nie kon repeteer nie. Oefeninge het egter in kleiner groepies voortgegaan. With their voices, changing disappointment into hope.
Stellenberg Girls Choir and their conductor André van der Merwe continue to inspire with their music. Thank you for your dedication and hard work. May you continue to make beautiful music and memories.
Please watch their performance (captured via PinPro Media) and share with others to enjoy.
Stellenberg Girls Choir take top honours at 2017 Johannes Brahms Choir competition
Susan du Plessis, Amy Brooks with Rouchelle Liedemann of Die Groot Ontbyt talk about Stellenberg Meisieskoor