The mighty MTN Joyous Celebration gears up to get fans into the spirit of the Christmas season as they record their 16th offering on the 15th of December in Carnival City, this being their first ever concert in the East Rand.
“Just before everyone drives out of Johannesburg to their various holiday destinations, we felt that this would be a better way to get them into the festive season singing songs of praise with us just for one last time this year,” says Co-founding Member, Lindelani Mkhize.
Having just finished a lengthy and successful 15th season, during which they toured around the country performing concerts, which recently ended with a retrospective show where this celebrated ensemble performed music from their first season up to the current one.
It was also during their 15th season that MTN Joyous Celebration released 4 CDs and 2 DVDs, which were broken up in two parts, released just a couple of months apart from one another.
The past three seasons have been the most musically laborious for the ensemble, but now the tempo and mood change as they enter their 16th Season.
“For Joyous 16, we shift the focus to the literal meaning of ‘joyous celebration.’ We want to rejoice and revel through music. The sound is going to be more light-hearted with a lot of sing-alongs and ensembles within the big group,” boasts Mkhize.
Fans, friends and patrons of MTN Joyous Celebration from all corners of Gauteng, particularly those based in the East Rand, are urged to come witness and be part of the musical magic when the ensemble records Joyous 16 in Carnival City on 15 December.
Venue: Carnival City, Big Top Arena – Johannesburg And Reef, Gauteng
Date: Thursday, 15 Dec 2011
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ticket price: R150 – R300
Tickets to the concert are available at Computicket or any Shoprite/Checkers outlet.