Tshwane Gospel Choir is a unique community of vocally talented souls from South Africa. With a combination of beautiful harmonies with joyful rhythms, TGC upholds the purpose of serving the community at large through song. The Tshwane Gospel Choir performs contemporary gospel music which interprets African sounds using a variety of musical instruments.
In 2009, a dream and a vision came alive when Bheki Langa, with the help of his wife Boitumelo Langa, formed the Tshwane Gospel Choir with a dream of developing young people by giving them a platform to showcase their talent in order to expose them to international stages. “We formed TGC to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music with a mix of a contemporary gospel sound.”
This multi-cultural 34 vocalists and a 6 piece band ensemble performs songs in English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho, Setswana and Sepedi. With their style of music, the choir resonates well with South Africans of all cultures and language group, starting with the young right through to the old. This is evident in their packed live performances where loyal crowds of all ages can be seen dancing and singing along to almost every song with unrelenting energy.
Professional, Talented, Lively, Inspiring and Exciting… These are a few adjectives that are expressed every time they hit the stage. Since Tshwane Gospel Choir’s introduction to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences a year ago, the instantly appealing, heart-warming and breathtaking choir has amassed a growing international fan base. Tshwane Gospel Choir brings you “The Spirit of Africa Show”, a display of the rich and diverse culture of South Africa and Africa with a message of peace, unity and hope. The local media called TGC, ‘Slick, stylish and definitely cool, modern without diluting their roots and with a diverse repertoire taking in jazz, Afrobeat and gospel.’
TGC is a globally trusted brand in spiritual upliftment that has worked with the cream of the crop in the South African music. Not only have these talented young people shared stages with Benjamin Dube, Jonathan Butler, Ntokozo Mbambo, Mahalia Buchanan and Nqubeko Mbatha, but have also collaborated with the Rebecca Malope on her 2012 Live Recording, Joe Niemand in 2012, Brian Temba and Israel Mosehla in 2014.