MOUTSE- The blissful Ndlovu Youth Choir (NYC) from Elansdoorn in Dennilton, Moutse, who recently wowed judges and the world with their exhilarating performances as participants in America’s Got Talent show, were on a fundraising tour in the Netherlands for the Ndlovu Child Care and Youth Development Programmes.
The infectiously energetic NYC, a part of the Ndlovu Care Group’s globally acclaimed childcare community programme, with a vision to create healthy, responsible and self-sustaining communities in rural South Africa, left the country last Tuesday evening for the performance. They embarked on the tour five days.
Since their colourful exit from the world’s biggest talent show, AGT’s finales, the group has been talk of music lovers across the globe and saw a blasting homecoming celebration at which Limpopo MEC for Sports, arts and culture, Thandi Moraka awarded them a R1million cheque at the Ndlovu Care Centre in Elansdoorn outside Groblersdal, Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality of Sekhukhune district.
Adding to the overwhelming performances the youngster gave during AGT show and warm welcoming back in the country recently, the group attached its signature to a dream Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Entertainment, which is a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment Africa.
Ralf Schmitt, Choir Conductor, said they were extremely excited and honoured to be working with Simon Cowell, Syco Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Africa.
Schmitt said the youngsters represented the talent and potential of millions of young South Africans and that the nation burst talent.
Dr Hugo Templeman, Ndlovu Care Group Founder, said the members of the choir had embraced that opportunity with their entire beings, and had remained incredibly humble throughout the entire journey-something we could all learn from.
“They have embodied the vision we stand for and are a beacon of hope children around the world,” said Templeman.
The choir aims to ensure that a child from disadvantaged community can enjoy the same level of musical tuition, care and opportunities as a child from a more affluent society. It creates a place of comfort and care-nurturing values such as self-discipline, self-confidence, tolerance, respect and leadership.