Menlo Park High School Choir. African songs.


Menlo Park High School Choir (Hoërskool Menlopark). Traditional music in South Africa. Saint Petersburg. 1.07.2016.
The Menlo-choir was announced as the best school choir in South Africa at the National ATKV Applous Choir Competition July 2012 and being the only choir at the competition to achieve a Cum Laude award (90%+). They are the title holders of the best mixed choir in South Africa for the fifth consecutive year now (2009–2013). They are also known as the “Van Papendorp-Engeltjies” (Van Papendorp Angels in English) which comes from their director, Jeanmari van Papendorp’s surname. The choir consists out of approximately 110 members and has participated on provincial, national, as well as international levels. The piano accompanist is Willem Luitingh. The choir has undertaken national and international tours and visited many countries, including Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Turkey, Austria, Germany and Egypt. During their 2013 European tour, they were crowned as the best mixed choir at the Summa Cum Laude Music Festival.
Die Hoërskool Menlopark (Menlo Park High School) is a public Afrikaans medium co-educational high school located in Menlo Park, Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Some learners call themselves Parkies. The school was established in 1963, starting with 12 class rooms and 372 learners in grades 8, 9 and 10 (then called Standards 6, 7 and 8).



  1. Ek dink die mense in St Petersburg is gelukkig om sulke stemme te hoor. Elke ouer van hierdie koor moet trots wees op hul kinders.


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