ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - After impressing Idols SA audiences on Sunday, Mzansi Gay Choir (MGC) made headlines after they performed alongside the top four contestants of the singing competition.
Widely praised for their performances, here are some things you should to know.
Here are a few things you need to know about Mzansi Gay Choir
MGC was founded in 2016
Members included tenors, jazz singers, models and multi-talented artists from around the country.
It was founded by popular media personality and make-up artist Thami Dish, during the Feather Awards in 2016.
Together with Kelly Khumalo, they held auditions for a one-night only performance with Khumalo. They rest, as they say, is history.
The choir consisting of about 12 members knows how to do a capella and sing in complete sync. From Keabetsoe Nkoko, a 25-year-old tenor from Johannesburg who joined the MGC in 2017, to Abongile – a 23-year-old transgender jazz artist – and Jabulani Ishmael Thabedi known as Jabu Gudra, their soulfulness goes in perfect harmony.
The choir is very outspoken on the issues affecting the queer community, and they proudly stand for black and social injustice issues. MGC also donate and raise funds with their benefit concerts.
They have appeared on ‘Idols SA’ before
Fans of the singing competition probably remember that the choir performed on the Idols SA stage in 2019 and once again pulled off quite a show.
Strong on building relationships in the queer community, MGC has performed alongside the likes of Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.
Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele