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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

Soweto Gospel Choir in Review: Malvern Theatres

Soweto Gospel Choir in Review: Malvern Theatres

8 October 2004 Newsquest Media Group Newspapers Jill Hopkins A receptive audience became more and more involved as the Soweto Gospel Choir produced an impassioned performance of gospel music, taken from traditional backgrounds of Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho and English. Two dozen singers, wearing colourful dress based on South African designs, smiled happily, obviously delighted to [...]

October 8, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0

A monument to hope

A monument to hope

29 September 2004 Grimsby Evening Telegraph Simon Blow But, with this choir’s emergence in the last two years, the South African township is instead becoming synonymous with the uplifting musical culture of the country. To celebrate 10 years since it became a democracy, the 26-strong group, which has already rubbed shoulders with Bono, Queen, the [...]

September 29, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0

Earthy rhythms, rich harmonies

Earthy rhythms, rich harmonies

17 September 2004 Herald Express Jonpaul Hedge Theatre review Soweto Gospel Choir Princess Theatre, Torquay As a act that has travelled half way around the world to perform at UK venues like the Princess Theatre, I joined the audience in having high expectations for the Soweto Gospel Choir. As a band of top-notch singers drawn [...]

September 17, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0

Sunday singing from Soweto

Sunday singing from Soweto

Robin Denselow 14 September 2004 The Guardian Royal Festival Hall, London 3/5 There is nothing like the sound of an African church on a Sunday morning, and even in Soweto, back in the apartheid era, the hymns and gospel songs thundering out across the shacks and slums provided an exhilarating reminder of the community’s beliefs [...]

September 14, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0

Gospel music to fire your faith

Gospel music to fire your faith

4 September 2004 Herald Express The Soweto Gospel Choir are receiving rave news from across the secular and Christian media spectrum as they tour the country And on the night of September 15 they arrive at the Princess Theatre immediately following appearances at the Royal Festival Hall in London. This amazing choir – on their [...]

September 4, 2004 Elaine Reviews 0