The SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR will tour Australia in 2019 with their Freedom tour in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom. On the back of their most recent 3rd Grammy award for Freedom (Best World Music Album) this celebrated choir brings joy and jubilation to 48 venues across Australia from July.
The three-time Grammy Award-winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR has been spreading sheer joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades! Comprised of the best artists in South Africa, the choir invites you to enjoy the incomparable and inspirational power of African Gospel music. These uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, the late Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban. For the first half of this concert, the choir will perform “Songs of the Free,” a rousing program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the Nelson Mandela. Following that, the performers will share international gospel classics including their hair-raising take on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Just try to stay in your seat!
“The SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR members are thrilled to return to Australia,” producer Andrew Kay said. “The group continues to inspire fans worldwide, but the reaction we get from audiences in Australia is unforgettable. We hope that our uplifting message of hope, faith, and joy reaches audiences new and old on this special return visit as we celebrate the legacy of the great Nelson Mandela.”
Filling the stage with vibrant costumes, incredible vocals and uplifting songs, SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR is 90 minutes of indisputable bliss, leaving audiences exhilarated as they dance in the aisles. The dynamic choir performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding its unique feel and interpretation to both. The choir performs in six of South Africa's eleven official languages with rich harmonies and earthy rhythms.
Along with their traditional South African anthems, the choir will perform their famous renditions of “Amazing Grace,” “Hallelujah,” and “Freedom Songs Medley.”
“Absolutely thrilling singers…dazzling music.” – Billboard
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