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Sports Emmy Win

Sports Emmy Win

U2 and the Soweto Gospel Choir (ABC/espn2/ESPN) were nominated for Outstanding Music Composition / Direction / Lyrics category at the 32nd Annual Sport Emmy Awards. The Awards were given out tonight in New York City, and SGC/U2 won their category (tied with NFL / CBS). Congrats! MEDIA RELEASE   For Immediate Release   4 MAY [...]

May 2, 2011 Elaine News 0

WWF Earth Hour Concert

WWF Earth Hour Concert

Check out the upcoming WWF Earth Hour Concert! It’s a free concert featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir and the Bala Brothers. Day: Saturday, March 26 Time: 7:30pm Where: Orlando West Regional Park, Soweto Check it out if you can!  Wished I could be there.   [...]

March 17, 2011 Elaine News, Schedule 0

53rd Grammy Awards

53rd Grammy Awards

It’s Grammy weekend!! As announced earlier, the Soweto Gospel Choir are nominated under three different categories this year. Shimmy has traveled to Los Angeles to represent the Choir, along with their producers (including Zwai). I can’t find the exact schedule, but I believe their categories will be part of the pre-telecast show. Keep those fingers [...]

February 12, 2011 Elaine News 0

SGC at U2 Concert

SGC at U2 Concert

To clarify the below: The Choir has been invited to attend the concert–nothing has been worked out in terms of performing. Just got word that the Soweto Gospel Choir have been invited to U2’s 360° concert in Johannesburg this Sunday, February 13. Not sure the exact details; but the Choir will be present at the [...]

February 9, 2011 Elaine News 0

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch turns 102

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch turns 102

February 8, 2011 AAP To songs from an African gospel choir, philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has celebrated her 102nd birthday in Melbourne. The mother of media titan Rupert Murdoch, a wheelchair-bound Dame Elisabeth was greeted by about 500 guests including Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and some of her children and grandchildren, although her famous son [...]

February 8, 2011 Elaine News 0

Aussie Media Week

Aussie Media Week

Hi everyone, Heads up to Australian fans that several members of the Choir will be in Oz this week to do promo for the Soweto Gospel Choir’s upcoming tour in May. Choir members making the trip: Matshepo, Shimmy, Vusi Sr., Sibongile, Gregory, Sipho, Zanele, Sipokazi and Vusi Jr.. I can share that they will be [...]

February 5, 2011 Elaine News 0

Fourth Grammy nomination for Soweto Gospel Choir

Fourth Grammy nomination for Soweto Gospel Choir

Debbi de Souza December 2, 2010 Artlink.co.za Two time Grammy Award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir woke up this morning to the news that the Choir’s 5th album entitled “Grace” is nominated in the Best Traditional World Music Album category. A delighted Shimmy Jiyane, the Choir’s leader, is thrilled to receive news of the Choir’s fourth [...]

December 2, 2010 Elaine Articles, News 0

2011 Grammy Nominations!!

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 [...]

December 2, 2010 Elaine News 3

A.R. Rahman Sets his Sights on Durban

A.R. Rahman Sets his Sights on Durban

He came…they saw him…he conquered! The ‘Mozart of Mumbai’, A.R Rahman, together with a slick, professional cast of over 35 talented performers, set the Sun City Superbowl alight, as he stepped out for the first show on the South African leg of the A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour’, on Saturday [...]

November 22, 2010 Elaine News 0

Roma Gospel Festival Features Packed Programme

Roma Gospel Festival Features Packed Programme

Guests in Rome can expect to see some of the finest choirs in the world at the Roma Gospel Festival. The event will be kicking off with a bang on December 19th 2010, with the Soweto Gospel Choir taking to the stage at the Parco della Musica. This South African group may be familiar to [...]

November 19, 2010 Elaine News, Schedule 0