The Durban Gospel Choir is a homegrown vocal ensemble whose repertoire celebrates traditional and contemporary sounds ranging from Gospel to Gqom. Formed in 2009 it consists of 20 extremely talented young vocalists who are all committed to using their voices to unite and uplift through music. During their career they have performed with a number of highly respected artists such as Vusi Mahlasela ; Tipcee ; DJ Maphorisa ; Zakes Bantwini ; Yvonne Chakka Chakka ; the KZNPO ; Khaya Mthetwa ; Bucie (Princess of House ) ; Mondli Ngcobo ; DJ Merlon ; Arno Carstens ; Zolani ( Freshly Ground ) ; The London Gospel Choir and many more .
One of the choir’s main priorities is unearthing and incubating new talent and many of Mzanzi’s rising stars have risen through it’s ranks. Such as Khaya Dladla (GC on Uzalo ) ; Khanyisani Shoba ( Lead -The Lion King ) ; Mlungisi Shabalala ( Imbewu – The Seed and The Lion kIng and Ndu Shezi (Joyous Celebration ) to name but a few .
Latest Release : “Lalela Abazali”
Produced by Karen Van Pletsen and the RudeBoyz , “Lalela Abazali” pays homage to the youth of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings and the countless otherswho before and after them, stood up against the oppressions of Apartheid. Some of their names are recorded in the history books, whilst others will never be known, but Lalela Abazali” “ calls for us to honour ALL of their legacies by safeguarding the FREEDOM their sacrifces enabled us to enjoy . It is a message to our youth is that they are powerful ,capable of greatness and within their hands ,the future of our land and indeed the world they hold . As we navigate our many current challenges it’s calls on us ALL to … “Stand up ! Never Hlahapanzi . Hector Pierson faced the firing range , Steve Biko stood for change . … Lalela Abazali Lalela Abazali and do the same …. ”