Sunday, May 11, 2008
Thousands of people turned up at the Vodafone Arena on Friday night to see and hear the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Fans were treated to a show of a lifetime from the Grammy Award voice of god in living colour. The songs and dances were full of energy, rhythm and colour.
The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music.
The 30-plus member group comprises of young musicians aged 16 to 40 years.
Members of the choir said they were deeply touched and lost for words by the great hospitality shown by the people of Fiji. “They are so nice and good to us that I don’t know what to say or what to do. We have never experienced this anywhere else,” said 26-year-old Linda Nxumalo.
Soweto Gospel Choir members were in tears when the crowd bid farewell with Isa Lei at the end of the show.
One of the proudest moments for the group was performing at Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concerts in 2003.
It has since toured internationally several times.
The Soweto Gospel Choir was created by Australian producers Andrew Kay, David Vigo and Clifford Hocking who engaged South African executive producer Beverley Bryer and notable musical director David Mulovhedzi.
The group performed at Lautoka’s Churchill Park last night before heading to Melbourne, Australia.