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Soweto Gospel Choir


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Mixing African gospel with traditional hymns, Jamaican reggae, American pop, and spiritually themed secular songs, the Soweto Gospel Choir are an impressive performing unit. Formed in Soweto, South Africa, in 2002 by choir directors David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, the group includes 30-some members and the show they produce is a powerful expression of hope and joy full of gorgeous South African vocal harmonies.

The choir was the surprise hit of the 2003 Edinburgh Festival: they were the fourth-highest selling act out of 1,600 acts booked for the festival, putting on extra shows to meet the demand and eventually performing 29 concerts in the space of a month - delighting the reviewers as much as the audiences.

The choir’s debut album, Voices from Heaven, appeared in 2005 from Shanachie Records, followed that same year by Blessed, also on Shanachie. African Spirit was released two years later in 2007 on the same imprint.


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  • DavidGama

    no words! pure feeling

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • matobab

    This is buy far the best choral gospel group in the world. The quality is immense and has true depth.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • BoberPL

    Love them. Listen to ONE

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • bluetooth38

    Just love there music, its fantastic :-)

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • J_Spears

    Came so close to seeing them last year. Absolutely gutted I didn't get to.

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • tanya_90

    i saw them opening for the red hot chili peppers in 2007 (: i loved it.

    30 Nov 2008 Reply
  • etidnj13

    Up-and-coming African artists have united to benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. The result is Africa Celebrates U2. A compilation of African artists covering U2 songs. Check it out here:

    22 Mar 2008 Reply
  • hopeinproles

    they were excellent live i suggest anyone with even a passing interest in african music should go and see them! it was one of the most entertaining 2 hours of music i've seen!

    5 Mar 2008 Reply
  • shelleylharris

    I saw them recently on their tour. They are utterly fabulous.

    25 Feb 2008 Reply
  • hopeinproles

    Soweto Gospel Choir - African Spirit will be at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Sat 2 Feb 2008 7:30pm! i shall be going hoorah!

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
  • DerBob

    They are the support for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Europe. They are great! Okay, religion.. hm.. I dont care, but this choir is.. I cant describe it. You have to see them live! Their show, their energy, their authenticity - you would love them, believe me.

    4 Jul 2007 Reply
  • xx_maldita_xx

    I don't really care about religion, but they make it sound extremely amazing

    14 Apr 2007 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Wow! Now this is a serious choir! I would LOVE to see them live. They jam! They incorporate jazz, gospel, r&b and their language! You cannot resist tapping your feet, jumping out of your chair or attempting to sing which I cannot! =)

    27 Mar 2007 Reply

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