COMING SOON: Joyous Celebration will be playing in Ottery on 2-3 June

The award-winning group will be in Cape Town next week for a two-day tour, and the Daily Voice is giving away tickets and a kwaai hamper including tickets (see details below).

The group has recently returned from Dallas, Texas innie USA, where they recorded their 21st album called Heal Our Land at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Potter’s House.

This album will be showcased on 2 and 3 June at the Good Hope Christian Church in Ottery.

One of the founder members, Pastor Jabu Hlongwane, 55, says the group of 40 members is ready to entertain and share their spiritual experience.

“Cape Town is in for a great two-day spectacle. We will be pouring our hearts out in the presence of God,” he says.

“We urge all Capetonians to join us as we go beyond the music into the presence of God.

“Cape Town does not disappoint and we can’t wait.”

Joyous Celebration was started in 1994 with Pastor Jabu, Lindelani Mkhize and Mthunzi Namba.

The group says this year’s concert theme, “Heal our Land”, could not have come at a more appropriate time for South Africa.

“Leadership challenges resulting in uprisings in communities are but a part of a larger scheme of societal challenges we face.

“Crimes of different sorts, coupled with disintegration of family structures, attributable to several reasons, have become a norm.”

The group boasts 18 accolades, including the SA Music Awards, Metro FM Awards, One Gospel Awards, Crown Gospel Awards, and they also scooped the Africa Music Award for Best Gospel Event of The Year in 2013.

If you’ve always dreamed of being part of this fantastic group, now is your chance, as Joyous Celebration will be auditioning for one new member in Cape Town.

“While we’re here we are also scouting for fresh talent,” says Pastor Jabu.

“We will be having an audition on the Thursday before the concert.”

Details for the audition haven’t been announced yet, but you can follow Joyous Celebration on social media.

Tickets for the show cost from R200 and are available from Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers.