Soweto Gospel Choir

Happening in the George Weston Recital Hall

Songs of the Free

The spectacular and vibrant two-time Grammy®-award winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR returns to North America in Fall 2018 with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.

Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the choir had the privilege of performing in front of multiple times. Direct from South Africa, SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR is an awe-inspiring 20 member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa.

 

PRESHOW TALK

November 23, 2018 ~ 7:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for a pre-show chat with Soweto Gospel Choir’s Musical Director, Diniloxolo Ndlakuse and Choir Choir Master, Shimmy Jiyane with host Nicole Hamilton.  Together, they will explore a behind-the-scenes look at Songs of the Free, a very special program in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Arrive early for this insight into the Soweto Gospel Choir, an awe-inspiring 20-member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about the speakers, here.

 

 

Group tickets are available for groups of 8 or more. 
For more information about group orders or to book your experience, visit The GroupTix Company website or call 647-438-5559.

Showtimes

November 22, 20188:00 pm
November 23, 20188:00 pm

Genre

concert