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Soweto concert sold out

From: British Virgin Island News
By: BVI Correspondent
January 11, 2010

Tickets are sold out for the Soweto Choir’s performance at the HL Stoutt Community College scheduled for Thursday, January 14.

Daniel Singh, director of communications, public relations and marketing of HLSCC, told BVI News that the tickets for the concert were sold out last Wednesday. This, Singh said is an indication that the choir garnered a lot of attention from the community.

While early ticket purchasers seem to be the only ones in luck at the moment, there is a silver lining for fans of the choir as it was announced that the performance will be recorded and broadcast on the College’s television station as well as other local stations for those who were unable to get a ticket.

The Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir, out of South Africa, is slated to perform as part of the institution’s 20th anniversary activities that will continue throughout the year.

The concert, which also forms part of the College’s Performing Arts Series, will begin at 7 p.m.

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in November 2002 to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music. The groups rapidly became a multi award-winning sensation, drawing on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto.

The group is young and dynamic and is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. It performs traditional and contemporary music, adding its own unique feel and interpretation to both, and does so in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages.

The choir in its entirety is a 52-member group and is often referred to as one of South Africa’s greatest musical gems.

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From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her love! :)

1 Comment

  1. Kareem January 14, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    The choir was gracious enough to schedule another concert for earlier on the same day (Thank God), it was great! Seeing as how it was my birthday I asked them to perform Jerusalem after the concert since they did not sing it and they did. They also sang Happy BDay to me. Great Night! 🙂