South Africa’s two-time Grammy award winning group has not let go of the shine in the global arena. As if winning Grammy awards was not enough, it scooped another international accolade last week at the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York.

The choir shared the Sports Emmy award for outstanding music composition-director-lyric award with famous Irish rock band. The two famous groups were involved in ESPN’s 2010 Fifa World Cup music presentation. Beverly Bryer, the choir’s executive producer and director, said: “We are proud to be associated with ESPN and U2 for their magnificent World Cup television campaign.”

Since the Soweto Gospel Choir’s introduction to the world eight years ago, it has amassed a growing local and international fan base and received many local and international awards.

The choir performing

Source: Sowetan Live


This Saturday’s 11th Annual Gospel Fest in downtown Vallejo will feature music from a number of artists, plus the chance to help raise money for services slated to benefit the developmentally disabled.

The Gospel Fest begins at 3 p.m. at Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church, 407 Capitol St. with choirs, a local recording artist and remarks from local pastors and other speakers.

One featured participant will be the Milestones of Development choir. The singers, nearly all who are confined to wheelchairs, specialize in gospel music.

The concert is free, but an offering will be taken with proceeds to go to Milestones of Development, a Vallejo agency which provides housing an array of services for disabled adults.

Source: Times-Herald


 Contemporary, organized religions are now evangelizing with email, web sites, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, but the Youth Team of the Oleander United Methodist Church is sending messages in a plastic bottle dropped into the azure blue Gulf Stream 47-miles off Carolina Beach.

Seven girls and boys from the Oleander Church, 5810 Oleander Drive, are assembling Bible verse messages, pictures of themselves and other messages along with the front page of a recent edition of the Star News.

At dawn on Saturday, May 14, Captain Bob Stone of Southern Cross Charters, will embark on a fishing trip and sail to the Gulf Stream to drop the recyclable plastic bottle into the fast flowing waters of the Gulf Stream.

The Youth Team members have personal messages with their email addresses and telephone numbers with the objective that someone in the southern hemisphere of the Atlantic Ocean, or perhaps the Gulf of Mexico, will retrieve the bottle and its contents and respond.

Source: WWay3 News channel

Congratulations to the Soweto Gospel Choir on bagging another award


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