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Soweto Gospel Fans

Reviews

Joyful gospellers bare their souls

Joyful gospellers bare their souls

Matt Byrne 28 August 2005 Sunday Mail If you are running short on joy in your life, spend an evening with this amazing choir. The Soweto Gospel Choir is a reason to get up in the morning and certainly a reason to go out at night. Its passion for music, boundless energy and colourful presentation [...]

August 28, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

On song; The Soweto Gospel Choir is a joy to behold

On song; The Soweto Gospel Choir is a joy to behold

By Tony Backhouse 23 August 2005 The Bulletin It’s overwhelming visually and aurally: the engaging tenor soloist is one thing, but he’s flanked by two athletic dancers who also claim your attention, the choir is whooping powerfully while dancing behind them – and now an alto soloist swings out to join the tenor in a [...]

August 23, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Hamer Hall Review

Hamer Hall Review

By Jessica Nicholas August 22, 2005 The Age The audience’s first glimpse of the Soweto Gospel Choir comes almost as a shock — a shock of vibrant colour and movement, as the stage (which remains cloaked in darkness while the choir takes its place) suddenly comes to life with the first few bars of song. [...]

August 22, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Bursting with colour

Bursting with colour

Gillian Wills 5 August 2005 The Courier-Mail The Soweto Gospel Choir is a shout of joy, a towering onslaught of exuberance, firmly led by dynamic choir director Lucas Deon Bok. The singers have a razor-sharp attack, phenomenal unity and a blazing, voluptuous sound. Rhythmically exciting, the songs are spiced with djembe drumming, percussive slaps, stamping, [...]

August 5, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto Gospel Choir on Stage

Soweto Gospel Choir on Stage

April 28 2005 By Susan Budig Mshale Newspaper Silhouetted on stage against a slate gray backdrop, Sipokazi Luzipo’ clear alto voice calls out into blackness. A taut hide stretched over a jembe provides drumming surface to accompany Luzipo as she chants and narrates Jikele Emaweni in Xhosa. Soon 24 other singers of Soweto Gospel Choir [...]

April 28, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Praise, joy from Soweto Gospel Choir

Praise, joy from Soweto Gospel Choir

Michael Eck 17 February 2005 Times Union SCHENECTADY – Music, it’s long been said, is the universal language. That axiom seemed especially true Tuesday night at Proctor’s Theatre. The Soweto Gospel Choir’s message of joy and praise was loud and clear whether the members were singing in Zulu, Swahili, Sotho, Xhosa or English. The choir [...]

February 17, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

African Gratitude

African Gratitude

Carol Cooper February 15th 2005 The Village Voice Sure, black Americans “Africanized” white protestant hymns to invent spirituals and contemporary gospel . But leave it to a native ensemble to prove how much more “African” inspirational Christian psalmody could be. On February 4 the 24-voice Soweto Gospel Choir gave Carnegie’s Zankel Hall a program of [...]

February 15, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto choir fills MCA with African joy Group raising funds for HIV- AIDS effort

Soweto choir fills MCA with African joy Group raising funds for HIV- AIDS effort

Alicia Anstead 14 February 2005 Bangor Daily News Zulu dancing, jewel-colored outfits and driving percussion are not elements typically associated with church choirs. But if more religious services offered music and dance with the alacrity and fervor of the Soweto Gospel Choir, it’s a sure bet that the pews would be filled each week. On [...]

February 14, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Call and Response, South Africa Style

Call and Response, South Africa Style

By Jon Pareles New York Times February 7, 2005 Most gospel choirs concentrate on a single message of faith and praise. The Soweto Gospel Choir, which performed on Friday night at Zankel Hall, had an additional one: pride in South Africa. The 26-member group sang in Zulu, Sotho and English – three of South Africa’s [...]

February 7, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto singers exhilarate crowd

Soweto singers exhilarate crowd

Matt Mathis 4 February 2005 The Richmond Times-Dispatch I have already put in a call to my supervisor explaining that I’ll be a little late for work Monday. I’m going to be in South Africa for Sunday service. The Soweto Gospel Choir’s performance Wednesday night at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts [...]

February 4, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0