Three-time Grammy Award winners, including 2019 Best World Music Album for its latest album Freedom, a collection of songs that celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic movement’s struggle for freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir now brings its “Freedom” concert to the UK.
Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s democratic movement, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with its powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics.
Comprised a line-up of South Africa’s best vocalists, these uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban.
In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, the Choir performs a rousing programme of freedom songs celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela, as well as international gospel classics including a spine-tingling take on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and an extraordinary rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ which has had over 15 million views on YouTube.
Don’t miss the spectacular Soweto Gospel Choir live!
‘It’s impossible to spend an hour with them and not leave with a big smile on your face.’ (In Daily)
‘Soweto Gospel Choir is nothing less than an international treasure. You simply can’t fake the type of joy that the singers pour into the music… fans were swept away.’ (JazzTimes)
Duration: approx. 1 hour 50 mins (incl. interval)