Ndlovu Youth Choir’s rendition of ‘My African Dream’, conducted by choir director Ralf Schmitt and composed by South African-born Alan Lazar, aired on US TV on Tuesday night.
“The support we have received so far has been amazing. Thank you to each and everyone of you who have shared the video of our America’s Got Talent Audition.”
The Ndlovu Youth Choir’s beautiful performance on America’s Got Talent (AGT) got four nods from all the judges, including Simon Cowell and has thanked fans for supporting their dream.
AGT is one of the biggest talent shows in the world and the winning act receives a $1 million prize and global recognition.
The choir has been around for 10 years, having started in 2009 as an after-school activity community programme for disadvantaged young people from the rural village of Moutse, Limpopo.
For the members, the choir is not just a hobby, but a means to escape the many social problems surrounding them and their communities.
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 seeks to deliver an experience of infectious joy, a toe-tapping and energetic South African music ranging from Afro-Pop classics to traditional South African music and original compositions irresistibly combined with mesmerizing choreography.
Ndlovu Youth Choir sings in all 11 South African languages.