Live at the Tower!
Reserved seating, doors open at 6:30 pm.
Tickets: $47 - $57 (plus $3 Historic Preservation Fee)
In a concert of HOPE commemorating and remembering South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the US, 3 time Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings joy and inspiration to us all. An unforgettable night that starts with a rousing program of some of the South African freedom songs that inspired their Rainbow Nation, then moving to the United States with beautiful and heartfelt renditions of the music of the civil rights movement featuring works by legendary artists including Billy Holiday, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and the one and only, Aretha Franklin.
“People get ready….HOPE is a concert that will live forever in your hearts!”
Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside of Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s democratic movement, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs and international classics.
Comprising a line-up of some of South Africa’s best vocalists, these uplifting performers have shared the stage and collaborated with the biggest names in contemporary music including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, U2, Diana Ross, Peter Gabriel, Chris Martin, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Cliff, Ben Harper, Angelique Kidjo, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hugh Masekela and Josh Groban.
Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2003 at the end of the apartheid era and during South Africa’s inspiring return to Democracy. Taking part in some of the major historical events in the new democratic South Africa, Soweto Gospel Choir are proud to have performed on many occasions for the Father of their
Nation, former President Nelson Mandela’s and sadly at his State Funeral in South Africa and at the subsequent commemorative service at Westminster Abbey in London. They were similarly invited to perform at the funeral service for the late President’s first wife, Winnie Mandela. The Choir’s patron is human rights activist and Noble Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and are proud to act as Ambassadors for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Don’t miss the spectacular Soweto Gospel Choir LIVE in Bend in 2022!