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Must Watch: A 160 person choir performed Toto’s Africa on America’s Got Talent

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The Angel City Chorale is made up of 160 passionate people and during their recent performance of Toto’s Africa, they even got Simon Cowell clapping along.

 

The Angel City Chorale was started as a way to bring people together and it has been a great success. They recently appeared on America’s Got Talent and performed the classic, Africa by Toto.

We were inspired by their performance and looked into their other work. That was when we found out about all the amazing work they do in South Africa.

The choir visited South Africa in 2011 to do work with the Amy Foundation which was started in memory of Amy Biehl. Amy was an American student living in South Africa, working to fight apartheid and provide voters education to the oppressed black South Africans prior to 1994.

In 1993, she was driving her yellow Mazda through Guguletu to drop off friends when she was spotted and killed by an angry crowd of people. Prior to 1994, there were violent protests against apartheid and this is what led to Amy’s death.

Amy’s parents refused to harbour anger towards the crowd and instead, Linda and Peter Biehl forgave them. The very next year they launched the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust in Cape Town. This year was the 25th anniversary and together with the Angel City Chorale and some incredibly talented South Africans, they celebrated Amy’s life through music.

After 7 years of hard work, 15 South Africans were invited to join the choir in Los Angeles and they had the time of their lives. The group were taken to theme parks and baseball games. They also got the chance to share their stories.

The foundation works to empower the youth in South Africa and do an amazing job of inspiring the next generation.

“The youth choir of The Amy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa joined us for 10 fun-packed days. Their visit was filled with song, with baseball, with Disneyland and new friends. It is an experience that we will never forget!”

You can watch the choir’s performance below.


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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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