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Soweto Gospel Choir bringing ‘beautiful’ music to Symphony Center

Soweto Gospel Choir bringing ‘beautiful’ music to Symphony Center

By Adrienne Samuels Gibbs February 18, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times The critically acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir is bringing its signature take on gospel music to Chicago Symphony Center on Wednesday night. The award-winning show features a mixture of a capella, reggae and pop with djembe rhythms and traditional African-American gospel music — all topped with South-African [...]

February 18, 2014 Elaine Articles 2

Musical Remembrance of Mandela

Musical Remembrance of Mandela

Wall Street Journal By Adrienne Gaffney Feb. 14, 2014 Morgan Freeman and the Soweto Gospel Choir at the concert honoring Nelson Mandela on Thursday. Sunny Norton Despite the icy conditions, the pews of St. Paul the Apostle were full on Thursday night for a tribute concert in honor of Nelson Mandela. Recalling that Mandela’s Dec. [...]

February 14, 2014 Elaine Articles, Photos 0

Singing globally at the Annenberg

Singing globally at the Annenberg

Sally Friedman The Daily Journal February 14, 2014 Back in 2002, a South African choir that calls itself Soweto was created. From the start, its mission statement was as simple as it is profound: “Sharing the joy of faith through music.” And apparently, this group of singers has kept that pledge in its travels around [...]

February 14, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

The sweet sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir

The sweet sounds of the Soweto Gospel Choir

Brad Wheeler Globe & Mail February 13, 2014 Celebrating its 10 years, the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings its Divine Decade show to the Sony Centre on Friday. We spoke to Kevin Williams, tenor vocalist and lead guitarist for the jubilant, colourfully garbed 26-member group. The name Soweto Gospel Choir is pretty self-explanatory. But if [...]

February 13, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir brings ‘greatest hits’ concert to the Peace Center

Soweto Gospel Choir brings ‘greatest hits’ concert to the Peace Center

February 6, 2014 Paul Hyde The Greenville News The Soweto Gospel Choir tours internationally but the ensemble’s singers particularly love American audiences. Why? Because Americans are the quickest to shout “Amen!” “Americans are really special,” said Sipokazi Luzipo, a founding member of the group. “We love the feedback that we get in America,” she added. [...]

February 6, 2014 Elaine Articles 3

Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Gainesville for Tuesday show

Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Gainesville for Tuesday show

By Samantha Schuyler Gainesville Sun January 30, 2014 Before the Soweto Gospel Choir performed on “The Today Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” or even got to Carnegie Hall, it performed in Gainesville. The 46-member musical group from South Africa considers Gainesville its North American home, said founding member Sipokazi Nxumalo. And that was before [...]

January 30, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

Head of Soweto Gospel Choir reflects on group’s 10th anniversary and the crushing loss of beloved Madiba

Head of Soweto Gospel Choir reflects on group’s 10th anniversary and the crushing loss of beloved Madiba

Camille Dundas ByBlacks January 29, 2014 Grammy and Emmy Award Winning  Soweto Gospel Choir has been performing to audiences all over the world for the last ten years. The South African choir kicks off an 11 week North American tour, stopping in Toronto for one night only February 21. The list of artists they have [...]

January 29, 2014 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir on Nelson Mandela & South African Culture

Soweto Gospel Choir on Nelson Mandela & South African Culture

Green Global Travel December 18, 2013 Brett Love I fell in love with the music and culture of South Africa years before I actually traveled to the country. But my 2-week visit back in 2000 (which included being given a Zulu name after singing with a musician in Simunye Village) changed my life, inspiring the [...]

December 18, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir and the Winnie Mandela movie project

Soweto Gospel Choir and the Winnie Mandela movie project

The below is an interview done by Film Music Magazine with Laurent Eyquem, a French music composer who scored and was in charge of the music for the movie Winnie Mandela, starring Jennifer Hudson in the title role. The Choir is featured in several of the songs. I’ve taken excerpts from the original interview below [...]

September 4, 2013 Elaine Articles 0

Soweto Gospel Choir aims to motivate, inspire

Soweto Gospel Choir aims to motivate, inspire

By Jeff Heinrich The Montreal Gazette July 4, 2013 Nelson Mandela may be on his deathbed, but the Soweto Gospel Choir has decided to go ahead and tour abroad, in an exclusive Canadian tour that includes back-to-back gigs in Montreal. Two dozen members of the Grammy-winning ensemble will sing their hearts out Saturday at the [...]

July 4, 2013 Elaine Articles 1