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Reviews

Grammy Winners Rock Santa Barbara

Grammy Winners Rock Santa Barbara

By: Richard Elfman October 6, 2008 Buzzine Magazine In a glum world filled with daily bad news, one gets a hefty dose of hope and joy after an evening with the Soweto Gospel Choir. This superb, Grammy-winning, 26-voice ensemble rocks and dances to driving drums, then soulfully caresses with the most sublimely African a capella [...]

October 6, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Sydney Review

Sydney Review

John Shand, reviewer Sydney Morning Herald May 23, 2008 IF THE Soweto Gospel Choir sang only gospel its appeal would rapidly wane. The voices largely lack the virtuosic uplift the idiom demands. So this program, Spirit Of Africa, ranged farther afield, astutely devised to steadily intensify, until much of the second half was a whirl [...]

May 23, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Oxford Review

Oxford Review

By Mick Conmy BBC Oxford February 13, 2008 The troupe from Johannesburg come to Oxford’s New Theatre and our man Mick Conmy checks them out. Every time I feel the spirit move within my heart, I go to the New Theatre. And then hope and pray to have as good a night as those who [...]

February 13, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto Gospel Choir @ The Lowry

Soweto Gospel Choir @ The Lowry

By Nicola Dowling City Life 04/02/08 EFFERVESCENT, energetic and uplifting. It doesn’t matter whether you understand the words, if you’re religious, or to steal a phrase from Billy Joel, what culture you’re from. Music has a way of reaching out to anyone and everyone. And last night’s performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir proved it. [...]

February 4, 2008 Elaine Reviews 0

Taking your senses by storm

Taking your senses by storm

9/25/2007 The Citizen By Annette Bayne As their voices are raised and goose bumps start chasing up your arms, it is not difficult to see why the Soweto Gospel Choir won the Grammy for their CD Blessed in the category Best Traditional World Music. Their new CD African Spirit, released in 2006, is their third [...]

September 25, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

The Lion Sleeps Tonight in Soweto

The Lion Sleeps Tonight in Soweto

by Zachary Gale New University Apr 23 2007 The raspy tone of ‘Black Velvet’ singer Alannah Myles channeled its way through female Soweto Gospel Choir soloists on Saturday, April 14 at the Barclay Theatre. The 25-member Grammy award-winning choir effortlessly sings Bob Marley’s ‘One Love,’ ‘Siteng Sediba’ (that’s ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ to you) and [...]

April 23, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

Soweto choir is a master of spectacle

Soweto choir is a master of spectacle

Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 3 2007 By BILL WHITE In 2004, South Africa celebrated 10 years of democracy. “Blessed,” the second production of the Soweto Gospel Choir, keeps that celebration alive. Its 25 members, including five sopranos, five altos, seven tenors and eight basses, 14 of whom doubled as dancers and musicians, lit up the Paramount [...]

April 3, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

Victoria Times Colonist Review

Victoria Times Colonist Review

Soweto Choir offers glorious gospel revival Adrian Chamberlain, Published: Friday, March 30, 2007 What: Soweto Gospel Choir Where: University of Victoria, Farquhar Centre Auditorium When: Thursday night Rating: 4 1/2 (out of five) What concertgoers will remember Friday morning are sensory imprints left by the Soweto Gospel Choir — flickers of brilliant orange and green [...]

March 30, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

Vancouver Sun Review

Vancouver Sun Review

Soweto Gospel Choir entertains the world The choir has backed rock stars such as Queen and Bono Lloyd Dykk March 29, 2007 The Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa will perform at the Queen Elizabeth theatre at 8 p. m. on Saturday. The choir has visited 47 North American cities in less than three months [...]

March 29, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0

Potent rhythms, harmony produce moving experience

Potent rhythms, harmony produce moving experience

Roger Levesque 28 March 2007 Edmonton Journal The human voice is capable of amazing things but you have to wonder if something special comes from singers who have weathered great struggles to find liberation. Whatever the reason, it was impossible not to be moved by the two dozen voices of South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir [...]

March 28, 2007 Elaine Reviews 0