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African choir sings its message to the world

African choir sings its message to the world

By Genevieve Hussy for 7:30 Report August 10, 2005 Three years ago a group of singers known as the Soweto Gospel Choir emerged from the ghettos of South Africa. Performing a mix of traditional African gospel and popular standards, the choir quickly became the world’s number one gospel outfit. And instead of using their fame [...]

August 10, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Faith in the gift of song

Faith in the gift of song

Clara Iaccarino 7 August 2005 Sun Herald A television audition put this young singer from Soweto on the path to success, Clara Iaccarino writes. Sipokazi Luzipo describes herself as a “church girl with a good voice”. The 20-year-old singer with the Soweto Gospel Choir truly has the music in her. But much like her fellow [...]

August 7, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Unstoppable gospellers

Unstoppable gospellers

Laura Nelson 3 August 2005 Gold Coast Sun It has been a momentous year for the acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa. In the past month, the choir has performed to a packed St Paul’s Cathedral for the City of London Festival and at Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 50th wedding anniversary in Johannesburg. It was [...]

August 3, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Take it as gospel, this choir has the spirit to entertain

Take it as gospel, this choir has the spirit to entertain

Rosalie Higson 2 August 2005 The Australian Joyous song and spirituality go hand in hand for the Soweto Gospel Choir. “We have a strong tradition of singing in South Africa,” said music director David Mulovhedzi in Sydney yesterday. “Gospel is our way.” The singers, who have found international fame since their first visit in 2003, [...]

August 2, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Raising voices and spirits The Soweto Gospel Choir aims to do more than just entertain audiences, it wants to take them on a journey to a better place

Raising voices and spirits The Soweto Gospel Choir aims to do more than just entertain audiences, it wants to take them on a journey to a better place

Olivia Katter 29 July 2005 Townsville Bulletin For those in desperate situations there is a one-off remedy in town tonight. Thembisa Khuzwayo will be part of a group offering to help others by taking them to a better place for the duration of their show. Khuzwayo is a member of the Soweto Gospel Choir from [...]

July 29, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

No rest for the wickedly talented

No rest for the wickedly talented

Glenn McLean 25 July 2005 Taranaki Daily News South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir barely had time to open their eyes to Taranaki before performing to a packed house at New Plymouth’s TSB Theatre last night. The 26-strong choir landed in New Plymouth yesterday afternoon, after a lengthy trip from Spain. It is the choir’s second [...]

July 25, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Sweetest sounds of Africa

Sweetest sounds of Africa

Diana Simmonds 24 July 2005 Sunday Telegraph Beverley Bryer is a softly-spoken white South African and — to international eyes perhaps — the less-than-likely driving force behind one of the youngest and most exciting choirs in the world: the Soweto Gospel Choir. “I’ve been in the entertainment industry for 25 years,” says Bryer on the [...]

July 24, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Heavenly pursuit

Heavenly pursuit

Catherine Lambert 24 July 2005 The Sunday Mail They love God and they sing like angels. CATHERINE LAMBERT joins members of the Soweto Gospel Choir in their rehearsal hall On the main street corner of downtown Yeoville, Johannesburg, graffiti covers the walls. There are kids playing basketball but others, probably most, are just hanging out. [...]

July 24, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Inmates treated to heavenly sounds

Inmates treated to heavenly sounds

By Judy Chia Hui Hsu Seattle Times March 26, 2005 Bearing a very special gift, the unassuming men and women entered the chapel yesterday, beyond the big yard, tall fences and barbed wire. The previous night, the world-famous Soweto Gospel Choir entertained an audience of more than 2,000 at The Paramount Theatre. But yesterday, the [...]

March 26, 2005 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto choir sings of hard-won freedom

Soweto choir sings of hard-won freedom

By Tony Montague Straight Online March 24, 2005 The 26-member Soweto Gospel Choir doesn’t boast any divas or stars. All the young men and women in the ensemble, founded three years ago in South Africa’s most famous black township, enjoy equal status. Everyone gets to step out front and sing lead at some point, and [...]

March 24, 2005 Elaine Articles 0