The multiple-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir makes a rare appearance in Durban this December bringing some early Christmas cheer to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake Carols by Candlelight concert on Friday, 5 December at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, the 24-strong Soweto Gospel Choir will perform a carefully chosen medley of Christmas carols, as well as their classic songs. Undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most successful musical exports, the Soweto Gospel Choir have appeared on NBC’s “Today Show”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. The influential Jazz Times declared them to be “nothing less than an international treasure.”
The annual Carols by Candlelight concert is also a charity drive with concert goers asked to donate items in a ‘Christmas box’ – an initiative meant to bring Christmas cheer to disadvantaged children. Suitable items include shoes, clothes, toiletries and stationery.