MICHAELHOUSE CHAPEL CHOIR

Nico Keyter completed his music degree at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, during which time he did his choral training under the hand of the Norwegian conductor Kåre Hanken. Nico sang in the Stellenbosch University Choir for 2 years with renowned conductor Andre van der Merwe.

In 2010, the choir toured to Shoaxing China to partake in the World Choir Games and competed in the mixed choir and music contemporaneous categories. The choir won gold in both and was crowned category winners. Nico also sang with Schola Cantorum, a smaller academic chamber choir as part of his choral training. After graduating, he moved to a private school up the West Coast of South Africa where he was appointed head of music. At this school, he conducted two primary choirs. He later moved to Michaelhouse in the Midlands and was appointed Master of Choir for the Michaelhouse Chapel Choir.

The Michaelhouse Chapel Choir consisting of between 50-60 boys. Their program varies from sacred works to secular classical works, gospel to jazz and traditional African music. The choir forms the centre of the Michaelhouse Anglican congregation and regularly performs anthems in the Michaelhouse chapel on a regular basis. They are also popular in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands and have been invited to perform outside the school at various events. In the past three years, they have competed in the national ATKV Applous choir competition and received a gold medal on two of these occasions. The choir has undertaken numerous international tours and performances.