Xander Kritzinger is a well-established choir conductor, tenor and composer of vocal music who began his career as a member of the award-winning Drakensberg Boys Choir, where he was later appointed as student conductor.
Xander holds a Master’s degree in singing performance with a focus on research into training the changing boy voice from Stellenbosch University. Since 2008 he has been the full-time conductor at Stellenbosch High and in 2010 he was appointed as a full-time teacher in singing, music history and theory at Stellenbosch High.
As a tenor Xander often performs with professional vocal ensembles like the Cape Consort and Cape Town Soloist Choir specializing in early music. He has also regularly performes as soloist in major works like the JS Bach’s Ascension Oratorio and GF Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate.
Since 2014 Xander is also the voice coach and conductor of the Viva Cantare community choir from Stellenbosch. In 2019 he established the Stellies Children’s Choir, a community choir for primary school learners from the greater Stellenbosch area.