The Highveld Youth Choir was established by Gerard du Toit in June 1990, thus celebrating its 30th birthday this year!!!
The Home of the choir is in the Eastern Mpumalanga town of Ermelo. The Choir aims to represent the whole of the Highveld Region of Mpumalanga which includes surrounding towns like Carolina, Ermelo, Bethal, Secunda, Standerton, Morgenzon, Volksrust and Piet Retief.
The choir aims at developing young vocal talent in our region with a strong focus on developing each individual child in all aspects of their being. The choir has a very strong and unmistakable Christian ethos, and members are expected to act accordingly at all times.
The choir is comprised of children aged 12 to18 years, each selected for their specific exceptional vocal ability and talent. Children are selected on these criteria only, irrespective of their social, language or racial demographic. The choir acts as a vehicle for children to interact in an environment where they learn to serve and use their exceptional talent to bless others.
The choir performs a wide ranging repertoire from Classical to light contemporary works with a strong spiritual and sometimes uniquely African flavour. Our aim is to perform music that can be enjoyed by everyone within our reach, whether locally or nationally, to give hope and inspiration where needed.
The Choir motto "Serve Him with Song - Dien Hom met Sang" explains itself. The choir members, management and patrons, in all they do, strive to glorify and honour the Lord God Almighty - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.nder construction
The Highveld Youth Choir is privileged to be under the conductorship of Choirmaster Mr. Theunis Botha. This Choirmaster has vast experience in conducting and has received Master Classes in the art of choir music and conducting in Estonia, Germany and Russia. Theunis also received further Master Classes in conducting at the University of Stellenbosch. He is also the choir conductor for the J J van der Merwe Primary School and Ligbron Academy of Technology choirs.