Bratislava Music Agency
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The East Rand Youth Choir is a multicultural mixed youth choir based in the East Rand and consist of 85 members from the age of 14 – 20. The Choir represents a Community of exceptional talent and passion for music. The East Rand Youth Choir strives to inspire the youth of South Africa through music and love for each other. The Choir was established 1978 and since then has been known as one of South Africa’s top youth choirs. The Choirs name is known on the international stage with several tours under the Choir’s belt. In 2012 Gert Pottas to leadership of the Choir and started his career at the ERYC with a successful tour to Europe. The Choir competed at the Musica Sacra a Roma Competition in Italy where they received a silver and Gold for their various categories. They were also announced as the most aspiring choir of the competition with three of their pieces being nominated for premier piece of the competition. The East Rand Youth Choir hosts prestigious choir festivals annually for both high school and primary school choirs. The aim of these festivals are to motivate and inspire these choirs in order to achieve true development and innovation for our youth. The Choir is truly proud of its legacy and will continue to build on the name which is the East Rand Youth Choir.
Gert completed his bachelor’s degree in music (BMus) at the University of Pretoria with choral conducting as a major. He is a proud Alumni of the World Youth Choir with two successful summer sessions under his belt. Gert is currently the conductor of seven choirs in South Africa. He also performs a solo artist and stage performer for the Say Mad Foundation’s Music Co. Gert specializes in light, classical, African and Jazz music. He is also looking to pursue a Masters degree (MMus) in choir conducting.Back to the list of ensembles