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SGC in the UK

SGC in the UK

Just a heads up that the Soweto Gospel Choir has arrived in the UK today in preparation for their UK tour dates–including Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Please check out the calendar for all the dates. If you’re in the UK, and see the Choir perform, please let me know!  Would love to share some fan reviews!  [...]

August 4, 2009 Elaine News, Schedule Comments Off on SGC in the UK

LIVE Mandela Day Concert Coverage

LIVE Mandela Day Concert Coverage

Hi all, I will be doing my best to bring ya’ll SGC related updates throughout the night (at a dinner party, so trying to do both things at the same time!)…looking forward to the concert! Live Updates: 11:19pmET: And that’s it!  What an amazing night!!  Wished I could have been there. 11:13pmET: All the artists [...]

July 18, 2009 Elaine News Comments Off on LIVE Mandela Day Concert Coverage

SGC to perform at Mandela Day Gala Dinner and Auction in NYC

SGC to perform at Mandela Day Gala Dinner and Auction in NYC

On Wednesday, July 15, former President US Bill Clinton will host an exclusive Mandela Day gala dinner and auction at the Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, New York. President Clinton will be joined by Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graça Machel, who will be flying in especially to mark her husband’s 91st birthday together with Mr [...]

July 14, 2009 Elaine Articles, News, Schedule Comments Off on SGC to perform at Mandela Day Gala Dinner and Auction in NYC

Japan Concert Debut in December

Japan Concert Debut in December

Thanks to Shogo and the wonderful SGC Japan Fanclub, here are the dates to the Choir’s concerts in Japan at the end of the year.  This will be the first time the Choir tours in Japan–and excitement is building! Concert Dates: Dec. 10: Sendai Plaza, Sendai, Miyagi @ 19:00 Dec. 11: Tiara Koto Large Hall, [...]

July 12, 2009 Elaine News, Schedule 1

Gearing up for Mandela Day Concert

Gearing up for Mandela Day Concert

One week until the big Mandela Day Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Choir will be departing for New York tomorrow (Sunday).  The main Choir will be making the trip (with  a few exceptions), so we’ll be able to see some very familiar faces during the concert. I’ve been told that [...]

July 11, 2009 Elaine News Comments Off on Gearing up for Mandela Day Concert

New York concert to commemorate Mandela Day

New York concert to commemorate Mandela Day

Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, the Soweto Gospel Choir and France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will perform in a concert next month to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. The concert at Madison Square Garden on July 18 will honor the former South African president and international symbol of reconciliation and forgiveness on the first [...]

June 4, 2009 Elaine News, Schedule Comments Off on New York concert to commemorate Mandela Day

SGC to Perform at SA Inauguration

SGC to Perform at SA Inauguration

Just got word that the Choir will be performing at incoming South African president Jacob Zuma’s inauguration ceremony. The inauguration will take place in Pretoria on May 9th at the Union Buildings. The Choir began rehearsals for their performance today. Hopefully we’ll get some nice coverage (and, I obviously will be adding it here!)! [...]

May 5, 2009 Elaine News Comments Off on SGC to Perform at SA Inauguration

SAMA Roundup

SAMA Roundup

Congratulations to the Choir for winning the Best Duo/Group award at the 15th Annual South African Music Awards held today. Musical director David Mulovhedzi and Choir members Jeho Fata and Shimmy Jiyane were present to accept the award. [...]

May 2, 2009 Elaine News, Photos Comments Off on SAMA Roundup

UK Shows Announced

UK Shows Announced

Hi all, The Choir’s dates in the UK in August/September have been announced (including their annual return for Edinburgh Fringe). Check out the Calendar for more information. The 15th Annual South African Music Awards takes places tomorrow, with the Choir up for three awards.  Best of luck!! [...]

May 1, 2009 Elaine News, Schedule Comments Off on UK Shows Announced

SA Music Awards Nominations

SA Music Awards Nominations

The Choir has been nominated in the Best Duo/Group, African Contemporary Gospel and one other category for the 15th Annual South African Music Awards.  Winners will be announced on May 2nd from Sun City. Best of luck to the Choir! Link: Official SAMA Website [...]

March 20, 2009 Elaine News Comments Off on SA Music Awards Nominations