- The Ndlovu Youth Choir never ceases to amaze, and is doing it overseas again
- They sold out shows on their first international tour in the Netherlands this past weekend
- The musical director, Ralf Schmitt, said the choir received standing ovations at all sold-out shows
The Ndlovu Youth Choir keeps making Mzansi proud with their sold-out shows on their first international tour since competing in the America’s Got Talent finale.
The choir stunned the world with their run on the TV talent search competition and drew applause from fans and industry peers, including Simon Cowell, who later signed the group.
According to TshisaLIVE, the talented choir received a hero's welcome home, even though the return home was just for a short period before jetting off to Europe this past weekend to perform a short tour in the Netherlands.
Their dynamic skills continued to dazzle the supporters there as they performed a packed show in Utrecht on Saturday, before two additional shows on Sunday. The show on Sunday. All were attended to full capacity.
Musical director, Ralf Schmitt, told the publication that they had standing ovations at every show on the short tour.
“It was a crazy experience. The theatre organisers said that though they had sold out the theatre twice on Sunday, they could have sold it out two more times. There were standing ovations and people just wanted more. It shows that we have a great show and we can’t wait to do it in South Africa.”
Schmitt said the group has received “loads of opportunities” since their stint on America’s Got Talent and they are currently assessing all of them to choose the best that will align with the group.
Briefly.co.za also reported that the Limpopo government donated R1 million to the choir last month for their achievements overseas.
Limpopo’s MEC for Arts and Culture, Thandi Moroka, said that half of that money went towards the welcome home celebrations and the other half was given to the choir.
Schmitt said the choir members had received a contribution for their performances but were committed to their long-term sustainability.
“As with all other finances in the choir, it has all been worked through to make sure that the choristers are absolutely the primary beneficiaries but we want to make sure that it is long term and sustainable.
"Although they have all received something for their performances, our goal is to ensure that all money received is used responsibly and ensure long-term employment of the singers and education for the young singers.”
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