Mixing African gospel with traditional hymns, Jamaican reggae, American pop, and spiritually themed secular tunes, the Soweto Gospel Choir are an extraordinary performing unit. Created in Soweto in 2002 by choir directors David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, the group contains 30-some members as well as the display it produces is usually a powerful manifestation of wish and joy filled with beautiful South African vocal harmonies. The choir’s debut recording, Voices from Heaven, made an appearance in 2005 from Shanachie Information, adopted that same 12 months by Blessed, also on Shanachie. African Spirit premiered two years later on in 2007 on a single imprint. In Dec of 2009 the choir dropped co-founder and musical movie director David Mulovhedzi to malignancy. In January of 2010 they released Elegance, their fifth recording around the Shanachie imprint.