AGT ALL-STARS INVITE NDLOVU YOUTH CHOIR TO PERFORM BROADCAST INTERNATIONALLY AND ONLINE
From humble beginnings, in the Moutse Valley, in rural Mpumalanga to performances at the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars) and across the globe,
South Africa’s ever popular and most loved choir, Ndlovu Youth Choir were recently invited to perform at theAmerica’s Got Talent All-Stars competition in Los Angeles earlier this month. The Choir’s exemplary performance will be broadcast on NBC from 20:00 Eastern time in the USA on Monday, 23 January 2023. Local fans can catch the Ndlovu Youth Choir performance on available tomorrow, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 after the NBC broadcast. Tune in to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday morning after the broadcast. Website: https://www.youtube.com/@AGT
“With more than 70 local versions of “Got Talent” produced across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, “AGT: All-Stars” brings together sixty of the most beloved and memorable contestants from across the globe for one of the toughest competitions. The best of the best returned to the stage to showcase their talent.” said America’s Got Talent judge, Simon Cowell.
The choir was offered the opportunity to choose a song from their repertoire. “Ideally, a song that best shows off their singing and dancing talents but also resonates with sharing a positive message with the world,” says Ralf Schmitt, Ndlovu Youth Choir’s, Artistic Director. We Will Rise was undoubtedly their immediate song of choice. Written by Ralf Schmitt and the choristers, We Will Rise is an original song written to inspire South Africans while celebrating our South African spirit of resilience.
“We were selected as one of the top 60 acts of all time on America’s Got Talent. This is a major accomplishment that we are incredibly proud to add to the Choir’s list of recent achievements including reaching the number one on iTunes, releasing our third album entitled Grateful and the recording of Harmonious at Disney’s Epcot Centre in Florida, USA,” adds Ralf Schmitt.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir has played sold-out performances across Europe and appeared on many local and international television and radio shows. They have collaborated with many artists such as Master KG, Sun-El Musician, P!nk and Kygo.and performed for the likes of Trevor Noah and Bill Gates. In the last quarter of last year the Ndlovu Youth Choir performed in their first national tour which was a sold out success.
Since its inception in 2009, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of South Africa’s most treasured choral groups also recognised globally for their unique musical arrangements, vocal talents and infectious energy.
Don’t miss this chance to watch the Ndlovu Youth Choir performing on America’s Got Talent All-Stars. Make a date this Tuesday to support local talent. Keep up to date on social media and You Tube, @ChoirAfrica. ENDS
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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.
A fourteen-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.
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