The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre will be filled with the beautiful voices of the Soweto Gospel Choir as members perform as part of their nationwide tour, HOPE.
Presented by Andrew Kay, Soweto Gospel Choir’s new show celebrates the music of protest and freedom – from Mandela’s South Africa to the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King’s 1950s America.
“It's always a special treat to bring the unique and inspirational power of Soweto Gospel Choir to Aussie shores,” Andrew said.
“The energy and presence they bring is unparalleled, and following a smash season at the 2023 Adelaide Fringe, we're excited to share their extraordinary talent with the rest of Australia.”
HOPE opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs, before the repertoire echoes down through time to the USA, with beautiful renditions of the protest music of the Civil Rights Movement, including works by legendary artists James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and the one-and-only Aretha Franklin.
Soweto’s Choir Master Shimmy Jiyane said HOPE was a special show for all involved in the Soweto Gospel Choir.
“These are the songs that we grew up on; that inspired us and that keep inspiring us,” Shimmy said.
“Hope showcases how the power of song and the power of performance can inspire and soundtrack real change.”
Soweto Gospel Choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world and has received critical acclaim and audience adoration for their powerful renditions of African American spirituals, gospel, folk, and contemporary music.
HOPE is a concert that will sing forever in your hearts.
Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Saturday 26 August from 4 pm.
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