Since its inception in 2009, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of the world's most
treasured groups. Their unique musical arrangements, powerhouse vocals, irresistibly
combined with mesmerising choreography and infectious energy have inspired millions
across the globe.
An eleven-year journey has seen an after-school programme for orphaned and vulnerable
children, started by the Ndlovu Care Group, transform into an international recording and
touring career. Participation does not only instil values of togetherness, a work ethic and a
sense of responsibility, but it develops self-discipline, self-confidence, and leadership.
Through the choir, choristers gain a global perspective that offers an early pathway to
artistic and professional achievement. The choir uses their talents to share their
inspirational story with the world through song and dance.
The choir’s repertoire is an exciting mix of traditional South African genres with pop, rock,
jazz and EDM. Their intention to create a fresh and original sound is evident in their ability
to take internationally well-known songs - Toto’s Africa, Kygo’s Higher Love, U2’s Beautiful
Day and Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You - and move them into an exciting new territory.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir’s incredible run on America's Got Talent (Season 14) made them the
first choir in the history of either America’s Got Talent or Britain’s Got Talent to reach the
final. Their soul-stirring performances won hearts and minds around the world. After their
final AGT performance, legendary music producer and record executive Simon Cowell
labelled the performance ‘The best final I have ever sat on in my life’. He went on to sign the
choir and together with SYCO and Sony Music they released their first album, which
debuted at number one on iTunes.
Since AGT, the choir has undertaken two European tours, sold out every public performance
and performed on numerous local and international television and radio shows.
Performance highlights include a performance to over 115 000 people in Cape Town
and The Match in Africa which featured Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Bill Gates and Trevor
During the Coronavirus crisis the choir continued to offer hope and inspiration with their
enthusiastic COVID-19 musical public service messages which were shared by the WHO and
the United Nations. They joined many of the world’s top A-list performers on a virtual stage
when they were featured during the Global Citizens One World: Together at Home virtual
As the Ndlovu Youth Choir's meteoric rise continues, they strive to push the creative
boundaries of song and dance to reach and touch audiences of all ages across the globe.
Their high energy performances have not only thrilled audiences around the world, but have
shared a message of hope, love and togetherness.
Donate to the Ndlovu Care Group's Child Care and Youth Development Programme. The choir is financially supported by the Ndlovu Care Group and it's legal entity, the non-for-profit Ndlovu Medical Trust.