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Soweto Gospel Choir

When:

Wed 3 Aug 2016, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, 33–37 Ford Street, Wangaratta, North Eastern Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $84.00
  • Student: $79.00
  • Child (15 & under): $65.00
  • Groups (10+): $65.00
  • Family of 4 (each ticket): $70.00
  • Adult: $89.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: brooke2

We are delighted to announce the 2016 Australian Tour by one of the world's greatest vocal ensembles, Soweto Gospel Choir, commencing July 2016.

Since its formation in 2002, Soweto Gospel Choir has won more accolades than any other choir in the world. It has won a total of four Grammy Awards, 2 in its own right and 2 in collaboration with other artists, an Emmy Award for its work with Bono and U2 as well as an Academy Award nomination for its collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the Disney Pixar film Wall E.

“Sheer jubilation… The Rhythm of Life” - Herald Sun

In its over 1000 live performances, Soweto Gospel Choir has brought joy to the lives of audiences all over the world. It has performed for and celebrated with, world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, the British Royal family, President Obama and President Clinton.

Soweto Gospel Choir has recorded and performed with some of the world’s greatest artists including Bono and U2, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jennifer Hudson, Dianna Ross, Josh Grobin, Johnny Clegg as well as Andre Rieu.

“There is simply no flaw here” - Evening News, Scotland

Soweto Gospel Choir’s 2016 Australian tour is called “Faith” in recognition of its personal faith as well as in recognition of the Choir’s journey since 2002. Faith also relates to the title of the latest song incorporated in its 2016 repertoire, Have a Little Faith best known through the recording of the late Joe Cocker. The Choir’s Australian repertoire includes a mix of Gospel, South African traditional, international classics as well as freedom songs.

“Absolutely thrilling singers… dazzling music” - Billboard

Soweto Gospel Choir comes from Johannesburg, South Africa, and is named after the suburb of Soweto (South West Township) which was the home of Nelson Mandela and where the major uprisings occurred that eventually brought democracy to South Africa. The Choir is musically led by 3 of its founding members, Choir Director Shimmy Jiyane, Musical Director, Milton Ndlakuse and Manager Mulalo Mulovhedzi.