Infectious energy, unity, the courage to dream and a story of South Africans embracing possibilities. These are just a few of the words and phrases that come to mind when we watch the choir perform.
“Tonight we pray that our performance was a reminder to the world that we are all connected by our spirit of humanity. Love is an unbreakable force which will always conquer hate. #HigherLove #agt #WeAreTheFuture #Youth #Love”
Our partner, the Ndlovu Youth Choir, has garnered international attention for their performances! For the AGT semi-final they put their spin on “Higher Love” by Whitney Houston and Kygo. Last night they lit up the stage at the Dolby Theatre with a phenomenal choral performance, that combined their voices with fantastic choreography. Even our, Josh Nuttall was up at 2am SA time to make sure he didn’t miss it.
Watch their performance below – social media has exploded with congratulatory messages for the choir from the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The choir is based in the Moutse village in South Africa’s Limpopo province. It’s a remote, rural area, about two hours’ drive from Johannesburg – a fair distance from the Hollywood studios.
Since its inception in 2009, the choir has profoundly affected the lives of the choristers and demonstrates the potential of any human being to achieve excellence no matter their background, education or place of birth. From its humble beginnings as an after-school activity the choir has evolved into a truly outstanding professional ensemble.
The choir is part of the Ndlovu Care Group’s globally acclaimed childcare community programme. The care group’s vision is “Creating healthy, responsible and self-sustaining communities in rural South Africa”.
South Africans are phenomenal people – talented, kind, and willing to take on a challenge. The Ndlovu Youth Choir’s achievements are strong messages for us all to embrace possibilities, chase opportunities, spread energy, and to think bigger. There are many other stories of South Africans who are doing great things, this is just one example of what is possible.
Let’s help the choir continue their AGT journey, they need your vote.
If you are in if you have friends, family, or if you live in the US of A you can vote. The Voting Methods are open to viewers located in the fifty United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (collectively, “Geographic Area”) who are thirteen years of age or older.
All the voting info/voting method information is now live on the NBC website. You can find them here:
To listen to more of their songs you can subscribe to their YouTube channel here.