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Monthly Archives: February 2009

A monument to hope

A monument to hope

29 September 2004 Grimsby Evening Telegraph Simon Blow But, with this choir’s emergence in the last two years, the South African township is instead becoming synonymous with the uplifting musical culture of the country. To celebrate 10 years since it became a democracy, the 26-strong group, which has already rubbed shoulders with Bono, Queen, the [...]

September 29, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Once a byword for struggle against apartheid, Soweto is now firmly on the tourist trail. As it celebrates its centenary, Gwyn Topham visits the townships Gwyn Topham The Guardian 23 September 2004 Of all the places to get a sense of deja vu, Soweto would have been unlikely to top my list. And yet the [...]

September 23, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Earthy rhythms, rich harmonies

Earthy rhythms, rich harmonies

17 September 2004 Herald Express Jonpaul Hedge Theatre review Soweto Gospel Choir Princess Theatre, Torquay As a act that has travelled half way around the world to perform at UK venues like the Princess Theatre, I joined the audience in having high expectations for the Soweto Gospel Choir. As a band of top-notch singers drawn [...]

September 17, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0

In living colour

In living colour

Alun Prichard 17 September 2004 Daily Post (Liverpool) Africa is said by scientists to be the cradle of life — a statement that is evoked by South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir, whose voices echo the rhythms of life itself. Their unique lyrical quality grows from the blending of voices and traditions from many of South [...]

September 17, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Sunday singing from Soweto

Sunday singing from Soweto

Robin Denselow 14 September 2004 The Guardian Royal Festival Hall, London 3/5 There is nothing like the sound of an African church on a Sunday morning, and even in Soweto, back in the apartheid era, the hymns and gospel songs thundering out across the shacks and slums provided an exhilarating reminder of the community’s beliefs [...]

September 14, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0

London Concert Photos

London Concert Photos

Photos taken at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England on September 11th, 2004. [...]

September 11, 2004 Elaine Photos 0

Photos: London Concert

Photos: London Concert

The Soweto Gospel Choir perform in London, England on September 11, 2004. [...]

September 11, 2004 Elaine Photos 0

Songs of praise

Songs of praise

Gwyn Topham The Guardian September 8 2004 Its singers were recruited in the township churches of South Africa. Now the Soweto Gospel Choir is selling out shows on almost every continent. It’s difficult to think of anything that could make this particularly bleak area of Johannesburg feel uplifting. But in a community hall in rundown, [...]

September 8, 2004 Elaine Articles 0

Gospel music to fire your faith

Gospel music to fire your faith

4 September 2004 Herald Express The Soweto Gospel Choir are receiving rave news from across the secular and Christian media spectrum as they tour the country And on the night of September 15 they arrive at the Princess Theatre immediately following appearances at the Royal Festival Hall in London. This amazing choir – on their [...]

September 4, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0