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Saturday 27 August at 7:30pm
The Mandela Stage @ Joburg Theatre
The Mzansi Youth Choir will be staging a glittering Annual Gala Concert taking place on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre on Saturday 27 August at 7:30pm for one night only.
The Mzansi Youth Choir Annual Gala Concert 2016 is a FREE CONCERT which promises to be an exciting assortment of local and international music that will incorporate elements of traditional music, pop and jazz as uniquely performed by The Mzansi Youth Choir.
Mzansi’s exquisite youthful sound, sensational choreography, pulsating energy, buoyancy, vibrancy and devotion to South African music is an experience not to be missed.
This 90-minute concert will include all the favourite renditions they are known to perform with such flair including their popular Hugh Masekela Medley, Circle of Life, Homeless, Pata Pata and African Dream. They will also be performing their newly released single Say Africa for the first time.
Say Africa was made famous by Vusi Mahlasela, its positive lyrics inspired by Africa. The Mzansi Youth Choir likes to portray a true yet overwhelmingly positive story about their country and continent in their recordings. The song was recorded in Johannesburg and mixed in San Fransisco by Grammy Award winning acapella producer, Bill Hare. Bill has worked with top international acapella groups such as The Pentatonix and King Singers.
To download “Say Africa”:
Enjoy this video for a behind the scenes look at Mzansi Youth Choir:
Enjoy Mzansi Youth Choir’s hit “Africa Rise” video here (it gave me chills!):
The choir was established in July 2003 with the aim of affording talented, underprivileged teenagers and young adults (14-24 years) the opportunity to proficiently perform locally and abroad. The choir consists of 45 choristers from Soweto and other areas in and around Johannesburg. The word Mzansi means south in isiZulu and is also the township slang word for South Africa.
This concert is FREE to the public but advanced booking is essential as space is limited.
As to why the concert is FREE to the general public, Ralf Schmitt, Music Director of Mzansi Youth Choir explains; “The Mzansi Youth Choir would like to thank South Africa and more particularly the people of Johannesburg for their incredible support of the choir and there is no better way to do that than by giving them a FREE concert to enjoy. Over the past 13 years we have been able to provide countless young South Africans the opportunity to showcase and develop their talents on local and international stages. This concert also gives those that haven’t had the opportunity to see the choir perform before, to come along and join us and share in the magic”.
The theatre has a no-under-3-years-of-age policy to ensure the comfort of all patrons. The concert is 90 minutes with no interval.
The Mzansi Youth Choir Annual Gala Concert 2016 has been made possible through the generous support of AVBOB.