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Dame Elisabeth Murdoch turns 102

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch turns 102

February 8, 2011 AAP To songs from an African gospel choir, philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has celebrated her 102nd birthday in Melbourne. The mother of media titan Rupert Murdoch, a wheelchair-bound Dame Elisabeth was greeted by about 500 guests including Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and some of her children and grandchildren, although her famous son [...]

February 8, 2011 Elaine News 0

Music session: The Soweto Gospel Choir

Music session: The Soweto Gospel Choir

Let’s face it, this week has been tougher than most for many Victorians as it is the two year anniversary of Black Saturday. It’s also been a miserable weekend for many thanks to yet more flooding, for some parts of the state water has risen for the third time in six months. Who better to [...]

February 7, 2011 Elaine Articles, Audio, News, Videos 0

Aussie Media Week

Aussie Media Week

Hi everyone, Heads up to Australian fans that several members of the Choir will be in Oz this week to do promo for the Soweto Gospel Choir’s upcoming tour in May. Choir members making the trip: Matshepo, Shimmy, Vusi Sr., Sibongile, Gregory, Sipho, Zanele, Sipokazi and Vusi Jr.. I can share that they will be [...]

February 5, 2011 Elaine News 0

The Capital Beat — Sweet, Sweet ft. Soweto Gospel Choir

The Capital Beat — Sweet, Sweet ft. Soweto Gospel Choir

A Finnish reggae group, The Capital Beat just released a song entitled Sweet, Sweet that also features the Choir. The song is from a forthcoming album. [...]

December 17, 2010 Elaine News, Videos 0

Fourth Grammy nomination for Soweto Gospel Choir

Fourth Grammy nomination for Soweto Gospel Choir

Debbi de Souza December 2, 2010 Artlink.co.za Two time Grammy Award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir woke up this morning to the news that the Choir’s 5th album entitled “Grace” is nominated in the Best Traditional World Music Album category. A delighted Shimmy Jiyane, the Choir’s leader, is thrilled to receive news of the Choir’s fourth [...]

December 2, 2010 Elaine Articles, News 0

2011 Grammy Nominations!!

2011 Grammy Nominations!!

The 2011 Grammy Nominations have been announced, and the Soweto Gospel Choir are up for one solo category with their Grace album and are part of two additional categories with Christopher Tin. The categories are: Best Traditional World Music Album [Vocal or Instrumental.] Pure Sounds – Gyuto Monks Of Tibet I Speak Fula – Bassekou [...]

December 2, 2010 Elaine News 3

Photos: A.R. Rahman Concert in Durban

Photos: A.R. Rahman Concert in Durban

The Soweto Gospel Choir took part in A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour concert held earlier today in Durban, South Africa. The concert was held at Durban’s 2010 Moses Mabhida World Cup football stadium and also celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Indian settlement in South Africa. Hopefully there will be more [...]

November 26, 2010 Elaine News, Photos 1

On Tour: Holland

On Tour: Holland

The Soweto Gospel Choir is currently on tour in the Netherlands–check out the calendar to see all dates. Here’s a photo of the ladies rehearsing yesterday in Doetinchem (thanks Toni for the share!). For those curious, the Choir is performing their Grace concert in Holland, Turkey and Italy.  The set list is: FIRST HALF Jesu [...]

November 24, 2010 Elaine Features, News, Photos 1

A.R. Rahman Sets his Sights on Durban

A.R. Rahman Sets his Sights on Durban

He came…they saw him…he conquered! The ‘Mozart of Mumbai’, A.R Rahman, together with a slick, professional cast of over 35 talented performers, set the Sun City Superbowl alight, as he stepped out for the first show on the South African leg of the A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour’, on Saturday [...]

November 22, 2010 Elaine News 0

Roma Gospel Festival Features Packed Programme

Roma Gospel Festival Features Packed Programme

Guests in Rome can expect to see some of the finest choirs in the world at the Roma Gospel Festival. The event will be kicking off with a bang on December 19th 2010, with the Soweto Gospel Choir taking to the stage at the Parco della Musica. This South African group may be familiar to [...]

November 19, 2010 Elaine News, Schedule 0