Soweto Gospel Choir to perform on Sunday

Soweto Gospel Choir (File photo)

PHILIPSBURG–International choir group Soweto Gospel Choir will be in St. Maarten to perform in a special concert at Princess Port de Plaisance in Cole Bay on Sunday, July 30, starting at 6:00pm sharp. Mixing African gospel with traditional hymns, Jamaican reggae, American pop and spiritually-themed secular songs, the Soweto Gospel Choir is an impressive performing unit formed in Soweto in 2002 by choir directors David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer. The group includes 30-some members and the show it produces is a powerful expression of hope and joy full of gorgeous South African vocal harmonies.

  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.

  The choir lost co-founder and musical director Mulovhedzi to cancer in December 2009. In January 2010 it released Grace, its fifth album.

  Organisers invite the public to come out and enjoy the musical group. Tickets are US $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Tickets for Sunday’s event are on sale at both Van Dorp locations and at Change Carib locations on the French side.  

Source: The Daily Herald