The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom.
For the first half of this concert, the 18 member choir will perform Songs of the Free, a rousing programme 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!
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.