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Monthly Archives: February 2009

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

By Chris Thomson August 30, 2005 Long Live Africa I support two rugby teams – the Australian Wallabies, and anybody who plays South Africa’s Springboks. Last Saturday night at Subiaco Stadium, in the Western Australian city of Perth, my two teams merged into one. I fumed from my Subiaco seat as the Springboks beat the [...]

August 30, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Blessed Live in Concert: Extras

Blessed Live in Concert: Extras

Screen captures of the extra materials on the Blessed DVD   [...]

August 29, 2005 Elaine Photos 1

Joyful gospellers bare their souls

Joyful gospellers bare their souls

Matt Byrne 28 August 2005 Sunday Mail If you are running short on joy in your life, spend an evening with this amazing choir. The Soweto Gospel Choir is a reason to get up in the morning and certainly a reason to go out at night. Its passion for music, boundless energy and colourful presentation [...]

August 28, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto singers swing into town

Soweto singers swing into town

Sarah Roberts 26 August 2005 The West Australian In the two years since South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir first wowed WA audiences, it has won international fame, with its roof-raising harmonies selling out shows throughout the world. The 26-member ensemble flew into Perth yesterday for five concerts at His Majesty’s Theatre, followed by performances in [...]

August 26, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

On song; The Soweto Gospel Choir is a joy to behold

On song; The Soweto Gospel Choir is a joy to behold

By Tony Backhouse 23 August 2005 The Bulletin It’s overwhelming visually and aurally: the engaging tenor soloist is one thing, but he’s flanked by two athletic dancers who also claim your attention, the choir is whooping powerfully while dancing behind them – and now an alto soloist swings out to join the tenor in a [...]

August 23, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Hamer Hall Review

Hamer Hall Review

By Jessica Nicholas August 22, 2005 The Age The audience’s first glimpse of the Soweto Gospel Choir comes almost as a shock — a shock of vibrant colour and movement, as the stage (which remains cloaked in darkness while the choir takes its place) suddenly comes to life with the first few bars of song. [...]

August 22, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Common values clue to Soweto Gospel Choir

Common values clue to Soweto Gospel Choir

Inga Gilchrist 18 August 2005 MX (Australia) Choirs aren’t the place you’d usually look for sweaty dancers, but the Soweto Gospel Choir is different. Three years ago, auditions united 32 singers to wow crowds with a kaleidoscope of South Africa’s languages and traditions, including dancer Thembisa Khuzwayo. “They give me two very easy songs,” Khuzwayo, [...]

August 18, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soul song of Soweto

Soul song of Soweto

Ron Banks 18 August 2005 The West Australian Mirriam Matshepo Kutuane is typical of the young singers who make up the Soweto Gospel Choir. Back home in the Soweto suburb of Protea South, the 26-year-old leads the 90-voice choir in her local church – that is when she is not touring the world as part [...]

August 18, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Refugees praise the Gospel according to Soweto singers

Refugees praise the Gospel according to Soweto singers

By Diana Streak 16 August 2005 Canberra Times It didn’t take long for the Soweto Gospel Choir to get a group of shy young people from Canberra’s African refugee community singing and dancing with gusto during a workshop at Dickson College yesterday. After a self-conscious start, their hands started to move involuntarily and they were [...]

August 16, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Songs Out of Africa and America

Songs Out of Africa and America

14 August  2005 The Spirit of Things Radio National Program Transcript Rachael Kohn: Gospel music was first sung by African-Americans at the turn of the 20th century. Its lively, repetitive rhythms and use of harmony was one of the happier expressions of an oppressed people. Hello, I’m Rachael Kohn and today on The Spirit of [...]

August 14, 2005 Elaine Articles 0