The SYMPHONY CHOIR OF JOHANNESBURG was re-established in 1980 under the direction of Richard Cock. The choir grew from strength to strength performing all the popular major choral works in conjunction with the National Symphony Orchestra as well as being part of concerts in the park, the fireworks concerts, Last Night Of the Proms, Songs of Praise and pops concerts. In recent years the choir has presented many different programs on various occasions. These ranged from Mozart's Requiem, the Mahler Second Symphony, Orff's Carmina Burana and Bloch's Sacred Service. In 1999 the choir was invited to take part in the 3 Tenors Concert "Bravo Africa" . The choir is under the direction of RICHARD COCK who nearly 20 years ago founded the SABC Choir (now the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg), as well as the internationally recognised SABC Chamber Choir (now the Chanticller Singers). He is Chairman of the Apollo Music Trust and, with Mzilikazi Khumalo, Musical Director of the Nation Building Massed Choir Festival. He is on the Board of Trustees of Business Arts South Africa and the Arts & Culture Trust of the President.