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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Soweto Gospel Choir Tours In North America, Paying Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Soweto Gospel Choir Tours In North America, Paying Tribute To Nelson Mandela

February 28, 2014 Forbes Jane Levere The Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa—which has performed with everyone from Bono and Diana Ross to Josh Groban and John Legend, and won an Emmy and two Grammys—is touring North America through mid-April, honoring the legacy of the late South African president, Nelson Mandela. Choir master and choreographer [...]

February 28, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir performs at Byham

Soweto Gospel Choir performs at Byham

February 27, 2014 Clarece Polke Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Soweto Gospel Choir visited Pittsburgh for the first time Thursday as part of its three-month U.S. tour, drawing an audience of 850 to the Byham Theater, Downtown. Shimmy Jiyane, the 24-member choir’s director and a founding member of the group, said that even if some audience members [...]

February 27, 2014 Elaine Reviews 0

No good reason not to see the Soweto Gospel Choir

No good reason not to see the Soweto Gospel Choir

Dan Majors Pittsburgh Post Gazette February 27, 2014 Rather than try to convince you to go see the Soweto Gospel Choir perform tonight at the Byham Theater, Downtown, I thought we’d examine the reasons that you shouldn’t go. I mean, it’s not like they’re internationally known or anything. Oh, wait. They are. Since their founding [...]

February 27, 2014 Elaine Articles 1

Soweto Gospel Choir bridges secular and spiritual

Soweto Gospel Choir bridges secular and spiritual

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Michael Machosky February 26, 2014 Beautiful music doesn’t always come from beautiful places. In fact, much of the time, the opposite is true. Powerful, even world-changing music tends to come from hard places, from the red-light districts of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, to the burned-out tower blocks of the South Bronx in the early [...]

February 26, 2014 Elaine Articles 1

Choir Candids: When Jesus Says Yes. Nobody Can Say No

Choir Candids: When Jesus Says Yes. Nobody Can Say No

Some fun new 2014 footage! Below is the Choir performing a rousing version of When Jesus Says Yes, Nobody Can Say No during sound check on February 22, 2014 in Rochester, NY. You can’t help but smile while watching this–lots of fun!! Look for more footage coming in the coming weeks! [...]

February 24, 2014 Elaine Features, Videos 1

Photos: UK High Commission

Photos: UK High Commission

In preparation to travel to the UK to perform at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service, members of the Soweto Gospel Choir visited the UK High Commission in Pretoria to secure their visas. They took some time after to perform for the High Commission staff. Pictures below! [...]

February 24, 2014 Elaine Photos 0

Choir Candids: Wonke Amehlo

Choir Candids: Wonke Amehlo

Peak into what happens backstage as the Choir waits to perform. Lucas, Lungi, Greg, Linda, Melusi and Mulalo play cards and…sing! Before the Binghamton show on February 23, 2014. [...]

February 24, 2014 Elaine Features, Videos 0

Photo: Binghamton Concert

Photo: Binghamton Concert

The Soweto Gospel Choir of South Africa performs live in memory of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, philanthropist and former president Nelson Mandela in the Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater. Photo: Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University [...]

February 23, 2014 Elaine Photos 0

Video + Photos: Global TV

Video + Photos: Global TV

During their visit to Toronto, the Choir made another media appearance on Global TV on February 21. SK was interviewed by the host before the Choir performs their This Little Light of Mine Medley. Photos and video of the interview and performance are below: [...]

February 21, 2014 Elaine Photos, Videos 0

Video + Photos: Canada AM

Video + Photos: Canada AM

During their visit to Toronto, the Choir made an appearance on Canada AM on February 21. Shimmy sat down for an interview with the host before the Choir performs Pata Pata. Photos and video of the interview and performance are below:   [...]

February 21, 2014 Elaine Photos, Videos 0