Freedom - SOWETO Gospel Choir
Auckland Arts Festival 2020
The triple Grammy Award-winning SOWETO Gospel Choir has been spreading joy and lifting spirits since 2002.
Winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for Freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir brings its “Freedom” concert to Auckland for the very first time.
In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, the choir will perform a rousing programme of 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’.
Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), the home of 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. A line-up comprising 18 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.
1hr 50mins including interval at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre.
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