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Review: Soweto Gospel Choir has audience dancing in the aisles

15 November 2013
Peter Gawthorpe
Leamington Courier

Soweto Gospel Choir, Warwick Arts Centre, November 14

They were singing and dancing in the aisles at the end of this superb concert.

The Soweto Gospel Choir is on its tenth anniversary tour, bringing a wonderful sense of joy, musicality and energy to its audiences.

It was a shame that the Butterworth Hall was only half full, for those who stayed away missed a treat. The choir has performed with many famous stars and in front of presidents. Their repertoire included traditional African songs, well loved gospel tunes such as Oh Happy Day, negro spirituals like Swing Low Sweet Chariot and their own version of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.

They needed a minimal of backing music, mostly drums, to perform their songs which were complemented by the rhythm of their movements. The 22 choir members, dressed in bright colourful costumes swaying and dancing across the stage, created a brilliant spectacle to accompany their rich voices.

It was a memorable experience.

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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. Nicholas Adetu January 29, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I was personally at the Butterworth Hall at Warwick university. For me it was a wonderful experience!!! I got the opportunity to share my emotion with the choir and connect with the Holy Spirit. I will never forget witnessing the choir. They provided an emotional, comedic and very honest performance. I left with happiness and purchased plenty of their music. I wish them all the best in the future.

  2. Nicholas Adetu January 29, 2014 at 11:53 am


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