Splendid! Joyous Celebration Goes International


South African gospel choir Joyous Celebration is about to “sing their faces off” in the international arena.

The popular choir caught the attention of pastor TD Jakes who invited them to record their 21st album at The Potter’s House Church in Dallas, US.

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The recording is scheduled to take place on December 3, but the pastor broke the great news to an excited Potter’s House congregation last Sunday. He referred to the choir to as great singers whose music moves as much as Beyonce’s in Africa.

“We’re up to something, planning a very special event. Joyous Celebration is well-known in South Africa.

To give you some sort of concept, their music moves over there as much as Beyonce’s.

“They’re great singers, they can sing their faces off – and they’re going to be joining the Potter’s House Choir for a live recording!”

One of the founders of Joyous Celebration Lindelani Mkhize, represented the excitement in the house as he said:

“All I can say is that Joyous is big. But now it’s getting even bigger. Recording at TD Jakes’ church is unbelievable and everyone is excited.”

He added that details of their new gig will be revealed on Thursday at a media briefing in Durban.

“We will take some fans with us but they will know all about the travelling packages on Thursday,” he said.

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Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane and Mthunzi Namba were the pioneers of Joyous Celebration which was started in 1994.

Over the years, the group has captured the hearts of Africans, selling millions of albums.

The choir boasts an outstanding line-up of performers. It has also launched the careers of some remarkable gospel stars including Ntokozo Mbambo, Nqubeko Mbatha and Mahalia Buchanan.