Innocentia Kuuahee (joined 2022)

Innocentia was born in Omaruru, Namibia.  Singing is one of her passions that started as a hobby and later became a favourite part of her life. She grew up around choir music, joining the Primary School Choir and later joined the Swakopmund Secondary School Choir in 2008-2010,  She learned much about choirs and it made her realise how important choir singing was for her. It is such a privilege for her to be part of the Cgals, because it has taught her so much  and she can’t wait for what’s in store for her with the Cgals.

Louise Serfontein (joined 2006)

Louise was born in Walvis Bay and has lived here all her life.   She has three sons, a daughter and four grandchildren.   She speaks three languages and was employed as PA/Credit Controller by local a Optometrist for 25 years. She is currently retired and is proud to be the oldest member of the Cgals Chamber Choir.

She’s a member of the Rotary Club and enjoys the various projects they are involved in.   She also serves on the Board of the Sunshine Centre in Walvis Bay, a centre for disabled members of the society.   Louise is proud to be a member of the Cgals  Choir and cherishes the sisterhood among young and old.  Other than singing, she loves pottering in the garden, reading and spending time with loved ones.

Ning Wei Shen (joined 2014)

Ning was born on the 6th of August 1999 in Shanghai, China. She grew up with her grandparents while her parents were in Namibia. She  came to Namibia in 2010,  and became a student at The International School of Walvis Bay.

Two years later, Ning started piano lessons with Ms Wilna Liebenberg and within a year she also started singing lessons. She was  then auditioned to join the Cgals Chamber Choir, and participated the 9th World Choir Games in Soschi, Russia and in Tswane, South Africa.

Through music she found joyous and peace within the soul, so she decided to study music as one of her high school subjects. Later in 2016 in her matric year, she obtained a 100% score in Grade 3 Theory of Music at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and was awarded the Hennie Joubert Prize for Theory of Music, obtaining the highest mark for theory in Southern Africa. The same year she passed Cambridge IGCSE Level music with an A symbol. The following year she graduated with Cambridge AS-Level, and she is now taking a gap year for further studies in music. She already plans to study B.Mus at Unisa . She wrote Unisa Grade 5 Music Theory, played Trinity Grade 6 Piano and sang Trinity Grade 8.

Jacomien Zwemstra (joined 2023)

Jacomien grew up in Lichtenburg in South Africa.  Music and singing were always part of her life.  She started with music lessons when she was 9 years old and is still learning.

When she and her husband moved to Walvis Bay in 2017, she quickly became friends with some of the Cgals members and now they also adopted her into the choir-family. 

She is married to Heinrich and they have 3 children.

Jacomien says: “I consider it a privilege to be part of this choir.  I pray that we will always honour the LORD with our voices.”