The original African super choir, the South African Gospel Singers, directed by Pinise Saul, maintains its position as the greatest gospel choir of them all.
Formed in 1979 to fight apartheid, the choir retains its original spirits of creating uplifting music that lifts your soul. The choir continues to draw on Xhosa, Zulu and Suthu vocal traditions while embracing township and traditional harmonies, gospel, jazz and soul to create something that is beautiful and moving in the grand style of the very best South African music. The singers’ close harmonies combined with their skin-tight band, led by guitarist Lucky Ranku create a performance that is both soulful and joyous.
The choir’s awesome vocal power and bursting exuberance create music that lifts your spirit and soothes your soul.
The tour is organised by Joyful Noise, Black Routes and The Arts Council England.
THE 2011 UK TOUR DATES
16th July | Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon
Tickets: 01805 624 624 | www.theploughartscentre.org.uk
18th July | Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Tickets: 0844 847 9910 | www.southbankcentre.co.uk
20th July | Hall for Cornwall, Truro
01872 262466 | www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
21st July | Band On The Wall, Manchester
0161 834 1786 | www.bandonthewall.org
22nd July / Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
Tickets: 01206 500 900 | www.colchesterartscentre.com
24th July |Truck Theatre, Hull
Tickets: 01482 323 638 | www.hulltruck.co.uk
26th July | the Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent
Tickets: 01227 769 075 | www.thegulbenkian.co.uk