SA’s phenomenal group Ndlovu Youth Choir is set to feature in a spectacular new Disney production.
They are part of a cast of musicians from around the world that will be performing in Disney’s new production, Harmonious.
They took to social to announce this magnificent milestone saying with a video captioned:
“We are incredibly excited to announce that we are part of a cast of musicians from around the world that perform in Disney’s new production, ‘Harmonious’. The show is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for Disney Parks. We’re youth from Moutse, Limpopo, and are now part of a global production in one of the biggest shows ever created. Dreams do come true! “
We are incredibly excited to announce that we are part of a cast of musicians from around the world that perform in @DisneyParks new production, ‘Harmonious’. The show is one of largest nighttime spectaculars ever created. Dreams do come true! 🙌🏾🌟🌍 https://t.co/9nYIdmblkg pic.twitter.com/PJ9OkotECn
— Ndlovu Youth Choir (@ChoirAfrica) September 15, 2021
According to Disney World, the nightly show kicks off on October 1 at Epcot theme park, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, US.
“The heart of the Epcot transformation comes to life with Harmonious, one of the largest night-time spectaculars ever created for Disney Parks. The show is a beautifully crafted medley of classic Disney music and visuals reinterpreted by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from all around the world.
“This magnificent new show brings to World Showcase Lagoon an innovative combination of floating giant screens, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers in a 360-degree view. Enter amazing worlds inspired by Moana, Aladdin, Coco, Brave, The Lion King, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog and other classic stories.” added Disney.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir was started in 2009 and has profoundly affected the lives of the choristers and the broader community.
The choir was scouted for the US talent show after their viral 2018 video where they collaborated with SA flautist and Grammy winner Wouter Kellerman to film their isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s hit song Shape of You.
The viral video grabbed the attention of America’s Got Talent producers and the rest of the world.
A year later, the choir, which hails from Limpopo, reached the final of the competition’s 14th season and inspired hope across South Africa and the rest of the continent.