Entertainment | 17 Mar 2015 | By Sun International
Get Ready for Glorious Entertainment with Joyous Celebration
Get set for glorious entertainment at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Book your seats in the Big Top Arena as South Africa’s leading gospel ensemble Joyous Celebration performs at the MTN Joyous Celebration 19 show and celebrates the launch of their new album with a live recording of their new DVD.
The Ultimate Gospel Music Event
Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated gospel music events in South Africa for 2015, MTN Joyous Celebration 19 will have you dancing in the aisles as the group entertains and inspires with their unique brand of traditional, contemporary spiritual hymns and original tunes.
As a gospel project, Joyous Celebration brings together the top talent in the South African gospel music scene, with the lineup completely changing every 2 years. After hosting auditions around the country, the Joyous Celebration team selects the best participants and puts them through intense music training workshops. After that comes show rehearsals and a yearlong tour.
Where Gospel Stars Are Born
It seems founders Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane, and Mthunzi Namba have come up with a winning formula for showcasing gospel music talent. Joyous Celebration’s dynamic performances have been bringing audiences across the country to their feet for years. April’s performance will be no different. Mkhize will be conducting the gospel group at the live recording of MTN Joyous Celebration 19 being held at Carnival City on from 3 to 5 April.
Joyous Celebration is launching pad for many gospel music artists in South Africa, including Khaya Mthethwa. Khaya went on to win South African Idols 2012, and now hosts his own gospel music show, Gospel Alive on local television.
Recording Live for DVD
As Joyous Celebration celebrates the launch of their new album Back To The Cross at this event fans can look forward to enthralling renditions of traditional hymns as well as a set of new songs to enjoy. The album is already topping charts in South Africa, with online music service Deezer recently listing it at number one in its South Africa charts for the week.
During this Easter holiday show run at the Carnival City Big Top Arena, the Joyous Celebration performances will be recorded live for a DVD that’s sure to blow the socks off of viewers who purchase it to enjoy at home.
MTN’s long-term sponsorship of Joyous Celebration has seen the ensemble’s music go mobile over the years, as more and more fans click to download exclusive content crafted for cellphone handsets. As part of the buildup to MTN Joyous Celebration 19 and as part of launching the new album, MTN has been promoting Joyous Celebration by releasing a number of exclusive tracks and CallerTunez via its MTNPlay store.
Tickets range in price from R180 to R400 per person.