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SGC to Perform at SA Inauguration

SGC to Perform at SA Inauguration

Just got word that the Choir will be performing at incoming South African president Jacob Zuma’s inauguration ceremony. The inauguration will take place in Pretoria on May 9th at the Union Buildings. The Choir began rehearsals for their performance today. Hopefully we’ll get some nice coverage (and, I obviously will be adding it here!)! [...]

May 5, 2009 Elaine News 0

SAMA Roundup

SAMA Roundup

Congratulations to the Choir for winning the Best Duo/Group award at the 15th Annual South African Music Awards held today. Musical director David Mulovhedzi and Choir members Jeho Fata and Shimmy Jiyane were present to accept the award. [...]

May 2, 2009 Elaine News, Photos 0

UK Shows Announced

UK Shows Announced

Hi all, The Choir’s dates in the UK in August/September have been announced (including their annual return for Edinburgh Fringe). Check out the Calendar for more information. The 15th Annual South African Music Awards takes places tomorrow, with the Choir up for three awards.  Best of luck!! [...]

May 1, 2009 Elaine News, Schedule 0

SA Music Awards Nominations

SA Music Awards Nominations

The Choir has been nominated in the Best Duo/Group, African Contemporary Gospel and one other category for the 15th Annual South African Music Awards.  Winners will be announced on May 2nd from Sun City. Best of luck to the Choir! Link: Official SAMA Website [...]

March 20, 2009 Elaine News 0

Salamanca Festival

Salamanca Festival

The choir are slated to close out the year-long “Salamanca es música” festival on December 19th, 2009. More info will be released at a later date. Source: Here [...]

February 28, 2009 Elaine News, Schedule 0

Oscar Photos

Oscar Photos

More photos from the Oscars yesterday…unfortunately the new red carpet photos are tagged, but I’m looking to get them untagged soon. [...]

February 23, 2009 Elaine News, Photos 0

Screen caps of Oscar Performance

Screen caps of Oscar Performance

Below are screen captures of the Choir’s performance of Down to Earth with John Legend during the 2009 Academy Awards. Choir members featured: Shimmy Jiyane, Bongani Khumalo, Matshepo Kutuane, Vusu Madondo, Sibongile Makgathe, Gregory Ndou, Sipho Ngcamu, Zanele Ngcamu and Rebecca Nyamane. [...]

February 22, 2009 Elaine News, Photos 0

LIVE Oscar Coverage

LIVE Oscar Coverage

Keep checking back as I update throughout the evening. My Thoughts: Was a bit underwhelmed by the whole presentation…wished the Choir was featured more, but they were kinda stuck in the background barely heard (BOO!!).  And, even afterwards when they did a “mix” of the two songs with the two lead singers, the Indian dancers [...]

February 22, 2009 Elaine News, Photos 0

Oscars Reminder

Oscars Reminder

Just a heads up, but don’t forget to tune into the Academy Awards tomorrow (Sunday) evening to catch members of the Choir performing. The Choir is slated to perform their nominated song Down to Earth.  I have also read that the Choir may also be performing at other intervals–so be sure to watch! The ceremony [...]

February 21, 2009 Elaine News, Site Updates 0

Soweto choir gets Oscar invite

Soweto choir gets Oscar invite

By Lesego Madumo City of Johannesburg 20 February 2009 The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at the Oscars – the first time a South African act has received such an invitation. The choir has been nominated for an award for its song, Down to Earth. Joburg’S pride, the Grammy-Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir, will be [...]

February 20, 2009 Elaine Articles, News 0