Wednesday 05th October 2022,
Soweto Gospel Fans

2011 Grammy Nominations!!

The 2011 Grammy Nominations have been announced, and the Soweto Gospel Choir are up for one solo category with their Grace album and are part of two additional categories with Christopher Tin.

The categories are:

Best Traditional World Music Album
[Vocal or Instrumental.]

  • Pure Sounds – Gyuto Monks Of Tibet
  • I Speak Fula – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
  • Grace – Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Ali And Toumani – Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
  • Tango Universal – Vayo

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
[An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.]

  • Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Baby – Roger Treece, arranger (Bobby McFerrin)
  • Based On A Thousand True Stories – Vince Mendoza, arranger (Silje Nergaard & Metropole Orchestra Strings)
  • Don’t Explain – Geoffrey Keezer, arranger (Denise Donatelli)
  • Imagine – Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)

Best Classical Crossover Album
[Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.]

  • Meeting Of The Spirits – Matt Haimovitz (Amaryllis Jarczyk, Jan Jarczyk, John McLaughlin, Dominic Painchaud, Leanna Rutt & Matt Wilson)
  • Off The Map – The Silk Road Ensemble
  • Roots – My Life, My Song – Jessye Norman (Ira Coleman, Steve Johns, Mike Lovatt, Mark Markham & Martin Williams)
  • Tin, Christopher: Calling All Dawns Lucas Richman, conductor (Sussan Deyhim, Lia, Kaori Omura, Dulce Pontes, Jia Ruhan, Aoi Tada & Frederica von Stade; Anonymous 4 & Soweto Gospel Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Vocabularies – Bobby McFerrin

What exciting news!!!

CONGRATS to the Soweto Gospel Choir!!!

The Grammy’s will be held on February 13, 2011.

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About The Author

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. Coral Theberge December 2, 2010 at 9:47 am

    So exciting & well deserved! Good luck-you guys are awesome & make so many people happy with your singing & dancing.

  2. shekifira hughes December 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    This is my favorite choir, i love the music it takes me to a peacefull place, listening to the music is a beautiful experience i would love to go to a concert one day

  3. Daniel December 23, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Who were or are the members of the Holy Jerusalem Choir of Soweto (Dan Gibson’s Solitude – African Glory)? Such a shame I can’t seem to find any valid credits about them. All searches seem to lead me right to the Soweto Gospel Choir … not the same.