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Salamanca Festival

Salamanca Festival

The choir are slated to close out the year-long “Salamanca es música” festival on December 19th, 2009. More info will be released at a later date. Source: Here [...]

February 28, 2009 Elaine News, Schedule Comments Off on Salamanca Festival

LIVE Oscar Coverage

LIVE Oscar Coverage

Keep checking back as I update throughout the evening. My Thoughts: Was a bit underwhelmed by the whole presentation…wished the Choir was featured more, but they were kinda stuck in the background barely heard (BOO!!).  And, even afterwards when they did a “mix” of the two songs with the two lead singers, the Indian dancers [...]

February 22, 2009 Elaine News, Photos Comments Off on LIVE Oscar Coverage

Oscars Reminder

Oscars Reminder

Just a heads up, but don’t forget to tune into the Academy Awards tomorrow (Sunday) evening to catch members of the Choir performing. The Choir is slated to perform their nominated song Down to Earth.  I have also read that the Choir may also be performing at other intervals–so be sure to watch! The ceremony [...]

February 21, 2009 Elaine News, Site Updates Comments Off on Oscars Reminder

Soweto choir gets Oscar invite

Soweto choir gets Oscar invite

By Lesego Madumo City of Johannesburg 20 February 2009 The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at the Oscars – the first time a South African act has received such an invitation. The choir has been nominated for an award for its song, Down to Earth. Joburg’S pride, the Grammy-Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir, will be [...]

February 20, 2009 Elaine Articles, News Comments Off on Soweto choir gets Oscar invite

SA choristers hit high note

SA choristers hit high note

Gabisile Ndebele Feb 19, 2009 The Times The Soweto Gospel Choir is on its way to Hollywood to become the first South African group to perform at the Oscars. The singers left for Los Angeles last night. But because of the US economic crisis, the organisers of the Academy Awards could pay for only nine [...]

February 18, 2009 Elaine Articles, News Comments Off on SA choristers hit high note

Members of Choir comfirmed for Oscars

Members of Choir comfirmed for Oscars

Hi everyone, I can confirm that members of the Soweto Gospel Choir will be present at this Sunday’s Academy Awards from Los Angeles. Choir members that will sing Peter Gabriel’s Down to Earth are: Shimmy Jiyane, Bongani Khumalo, Matshepo Kutuane, Vusu Madondo, Sibongile Makgathe, Gregory Ndou, Sipho Ngcamu, Zanele Ngcamu and Rebecca Nyamane. Be sure [...]

February 18, 2009 Elaine News Comments Off on Members of Choir comfirmed for Oscars

Update on possible Oscar performance

Update on possible Oscar performance

In an article discussing the Oscars, Laurence Mark, the producer of the Academy Awards made this comment: Mark said they’re considering Gabriel’s suggestion to have the Soweto Gospel Choir step in to replace him: “We’re actually chatting with those guys. We think it’s a lovely idea.” [...]

February 13, 2009 Elaine News Comments Off on Update on possible Oscar performance

Choir to perform at the Oscars?

Choir to perform at the Oscars?

Peter Gabriel won’t perform at Oscars By Anthony Breznican USA TODAY February 12, 2009 Peter Gabriel has pulled out of the Oscars. The singer of Big Time and In Your Eyes is nominated for best song for his tune Down to Earth from Wall-E, but says in a video on his website, PeterGabriel.com, that the [...]

February 12, 2009 Elaine Articles, News Comments Off on Choir to perform at the Oscars?

At last, Soweto takes centre stage

At last, Soweto takes centre stage

February 12, 2009 By Adrienne Sichel Tonight ‘Finally our dreams are coming true,” sighed Bongani Linda, the theatre pioneer who was sitting in a white tent in Jabulani, in Soweto, on Tuesday morning, waiting for the formalities to begin for the Soweto Theatre. Agreeing that the artist’s sketch made this R110-million complex look like a [...]

February 12, 2009 Elaine Articles, News Comments Off on At last, Soweto takes centre stage

Grammy Recap

Grammy Recap

The 51st Grammy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. The Choir, unfortunately, couldn’t pull a three-peat as they lost in the Contemporary World Music Album category to the Global Drum Project. Their collaboration with Peter Gabriel in the song Down to Earth, however, did win the Grammy for Best Motion Picture Song. Vusi [...]

February 9, 2009 Elaine News, Photos Comments Off on Grammy Recap