Saturday 21st July 2018,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Reviews

Music Soweto Gospel Choir delivers Tunes sung in Zulu, Sotho, English harmonious delights

Music Soweto Gospel Choir delivers Tunes sung in Zulu, Sotho, English harmonious delights

By Helaine R. Williams 3 February 2007 The Arkansas Democrat Gazette Hearing South Africa’s chart-topping Soweto Gospel Choir, it’s nearly impossible to single out any favorites among its songs … or stars among its lead singers. Each member is equally important in forming a sound so colorfully and harmoniously woven that the choir could take [...]

February 3, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto choir stirs stuffy Symphony

Soweto choir stirs stuffy Symphony

Christopher Blagg 9 April 2006 Boston Herald A well-known South African proverb states “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu,” which translates roughly as “a person is a person through other persons.” That maxim was exemplified in ringing four-part harmony Friday night as members of the mighty Soweto Gospel Choir rained their voices down upon a jubilant Symphony Hall. [...]

April 9, 2006 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto choir is lively, festive

Soweto choir is lively, festive

Deseret News Feb 28, 2006 by Scott Iwasaki It was a spiritual celebration of unity, love and friendship in Kingsbury Hall Friday night. The Soweto Gospel Choir brought a two-hour music fest from South Africa and enlightened an appreciative audience that hung on every note. Led by assistant choir director Lucas Deon Bok, the 25-voice [...]

February 28, 2006 Elaine Reviews 0

South African choir wows Lied Center

South African choir wows Lied Center

By Dean Bevan Journal-World February 17, 2006 South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir drew a large audience Wednesday evening to the Lied Center, with members singing and dancing their way through more than two dozen songs. Occasionally in English, but mostly in Zulu, Sotho and Xhosa, the lyrics needed no translation to convey the joy and [...]

February 17, 2006 Elaine Reviews 0

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

By Chris Thomson August 30, 2005 Long Live Africa I support two rugby teams – the Australian Wallabies, and anybody who plays South Africa’s Springboks. Last Saturday night at Subiaco Stadium, in the Western Australian city of Perth, my two teams merged into one. I fumed from my Subiaco seat as the Springboks beat the [...]

August 30, 2005 Elaine Reviews 0

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