Luyanda Lennox Jezile

Previously at Chichester Musical Director/Choir Leader for generations (Minerva Theatre).

Luyanda founded South African Cultural Talent UK in 2012, since when he has directed and performed with the Choir and produced concerts around the United Kingdom and internationally. The Choir has sung at all the matches in the Cricket World Cup 2019, took part in Paul Simon's Graceland Live UK tour 2019, and performed at Pope John Francis II's visit to Ireland 2018, the celebrations of the life of Nelson Mandela on BBC One and at the Houses of Parliament, and at the South African team match at the Rugby World Cup in London. He was also Musical Director for the London African Gospel Choir, which performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in Hyde Park in 2012 and at the Templeton Prize Ceremony for Desmond Tutu in 2013.

He was an original cast member of The Lion King in the West End, performing with them from 1999-2008. Other stage credits include Another America: Fire (PUSH/Almeida); The Good Women of Sharkville and Jozi Jozi Guide (Market Theatre Johannesburg); Julius Caesar (Civic Theatre Johannesburg).

As a singer and musician, television and film includes The Lesley Garrett Christmas Show, Ghost and the Darkness, Sarafina.

Recordings include The Lion King; the soundtracks to Long Walk To Freedom, Africa United, Ipi N’tombi and The Wild Thornberrys Movie; the Haiti charity single Everybody Hurts; the South African World Cup song; and recordings/videos with Hugh Masekela, Florence and the Machine, Ringo Madlingozi, Ben Onono, Rebecca Malope, Stimela, Simply Red and many more.