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February 11, 2010 11:20 ET

Soweto Gospel Choir Date Change for Kelowna Appearance

"A singularly joyful sound" - O Magazine", USA

"These absolutely thrilling singers need nothing but their voices to make dazzling music" - "Billboard" CD Review

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) -

DATE CHANGE: Kelowna Appearance

Soweto Gospel Choir (SGC) in partnership with World Vision Canada brings Africa to Canada for two special appearances – SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR - LIVE IN CONCERT - MARCH 9, 2010 in Victoria at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square) & MARCH 13, 2010 in Kelowna at the Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street).

Drawing from the best talent that Soweto, Africa, has to offer – churches and surrounding communities --the choir's vibrancy comes from the culmination of individual talent and life experiences that makeup the diversity of the group.

Under the direction of choirmaster David Mulovhedzi, SGC performs in six different languages, including English, Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho. Through vibrant rhythm, movement and its renowned vocal tapestry, the Choir perform a repertoire that reflects some of the history of their Rainbow Nation, songs of remembrance for the past, as well as songs of joy and praise for the present and future. 

Their repertoire is rich, soulful and honest. SOWETO GOSPEL Choir has expanded to include 52 members who are divided into two choirs made up of 26 members each, for international touring. With worldwide acclaim the choir has experienced colossal success appealing to sold out audiences worldwide -- the UK, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands as well as the USA & Canada to name a few. 

They have shared the stage with music industry notables: Bono, Queen, Annie Lennox, Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Cliff and Celine Dion, shared top billing in Paris with South African legend, Johnny Clegg, was the support act to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Germany and recorded with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant for the Fats Domino tribute album, "Going Home" and Peter Gabriel on the Disney Pixar Wall-e soundtrack.

The choir has sung on numerous occasions for the father of democracy in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was the guest stars at Oprah's famous 2007 New Year's party at Sun City, performed for Bill Clinton and sang Happy Birthday to its beloved Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

World Vision is a development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision's goal is to encourage the Canadian public to join the work of combating poverty and improving the lives of children and their families around the world. (www.worldvision.ca)

Tickets for Victoria (March 9) are available at www.rmts.bc.ca or call 1-888-717-6121
Tickets for Kelowna (March 13) are available at www.ticketpro.ca or call 1-888-655-9090
General Admission: $39.50 (plus GST and SC)
Seniors & Students: $34.50 (plus GST and SC)

For more information on Soweto Gospel Choir: www.sowetogospelchoir.com

For more show information: www.fullcc.com

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