Updated: Nov 6, 2020
4 shows only! Theatre Of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg 30 October – 1 November 2020
The vibrant Ndlovu Youth Choir captured the hearts and minds of all South Africans and the world as they reached the final of America’s Got Talent last year with their soul-stirring performances.
Now Johannesburg audiences have the chance to enjoy Africa’s pride and joy, live and in concert, as Ndlovu Youth Choir stage We Will Rise at Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace from Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November for 4 shows only.
Audiences will be in for a treat as they are taken on a scintillating 2-hour journey of hit after hit that the choir have become famous for; from AGT favourites including Higher Love and Africa to their instantly recognisable takes on Circle of Life, Jolene and African Dream along with their original compositions Believe and We Will Rise.
Other crowd favourites will be there including The Greatest Showman and their unique spin on Jerusalema, the global hit by fellow artist from Limpopo, Master KG, that has taken the world by storm. And a whole lot more!
This 30-strong choir, ranging in age from 14 – 24, from the beautiful Moutse Valley in rural Limpopo, will soon have the audience top-tapping along or up on their feet dancing asking for more, in response to their infectious energy and mesmerising choreography!
We Will Rise will be staged at Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, from Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November for 4 shows only!
Friday 30 October at 20h00;
Saturday 31 October at 15h00 & 20h00; Sunday 1 November at 15h00
R300 for Adults and R100 for Pensioners and Children under 18, making it an ideal concert for the whole family to enjoy.
Tickets to be booked online through Quicket at https://www.quicket.co.za
Tickets are strictly limited to just 250 per performance as mandated by social distancing guidelines, so book now to avoid disappointment. Covid-19 protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of all patrons, performers and those working behind the scenes. Doors open 1 hour before each performance, and patrons are encouraged to arrive early for this reason. There is no age restriction but the theatre has a “No Under 3’s” policy for the comfort of all patrons. The duration of the concert is 2 hours including interval.
Connect with Ndlovu Youth Choir online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ndlovuchoir/
ABOUT NDLOVU YOUTH CHOIR Since its inception in 2009, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of the world's most treasured groups. Their unique musical arrangements, powerhouse vocals, irresistibly combined with mesmerising choreography and infectious energy have inspired millions across the globe.
An eleven-year journey has seen an after-school programme for orphaned and vulnerable children, started by the Ndlovu Care Group, transform into an international recording and touring career. Participation does not only instil values of togetherness, a work ethic and a sense of responsibility, but it develops self-discipline, self-confidence, and leadership. Through the choir, choristers gain a global perspective that offers an early pathway to artistic and professional achievement. The choir uses their talents to share their inspirational story with the world through song and dance.
The choir’s repertoire is an exciting mix of traditional South African genres with pop, rock, jazz and EDM. Their intention to create a fresh and original sound is evident in their ability to take internationally well-known songs - Toto’s Africa, Kygo’s Higher Love, U2’s Beautiful Day and Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You - and move them into an exciting new territory.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir’s incredible run on America's Got Talent (Season 14) made them the first choir in the history of either America’s Got Talent or Britain’s Got Talent to reach the final. Their soul-stirring performances won hearts and minds around the world. After their final AGT performance, legendary music producer and record executive Simon Cowell labelled the performance ‘The best final I have ever sat on in my life’. He went on to sign the choir and together with SYCO and Sony Music they released their first album, which debuted at number one on iTunes.
Since AGT, the choir has undertaken two European tours, sold out every public performance and performed on numerous local and international television and radio shows. Performance highlights include a performance to over 115 000 people in Cape Town and The Match in Africa which featured Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Bill Gates and Trevor Noah.
During the Coronavirus crisis the choir continued to offer hope and inspiration with their enthusiastic COVID-19 musical public service messages which were shared by the WHO and the United Nations. They joined many of the world’s top A-list performers on a virtual stage when they were featured during the Global Citizens One World: Together at Home virtual concert.
As the Ndlovu Youth Choir's meteoric rise continues, they strive to push the creative boundaries of song and dance to reach and touch audiences of all ages across the globe. Their high energy performances have not only thrilled audiences around the world, but have shared a message of hope, love and togetherness.