Show Time: 3:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 3:00 PM
". . . songs calculated to go straight to the heart, sung with that joyous sense of celebration and exuberance" -West Australian, Perth
The magnificent 52 strong Soweto Gospel Choir leaves all who hear it stunned with emotion. Showcasing the best vocal talent from South Africa, expect earthly rhythms, rich harmonies, acapella numbers, energetic dancing, vibrant costumes as they perform both traditional and contemporary music.
Soweto Gospel Choir has toured world wide since their founding in 2002 including appearances at Spoleto Festival in Italy. They have won multiple awards including 2003 American Gospel Music Award for "Best Choir" and 2004 Gospel Music Award's "Best International Choir." Their debut CD Voices From Heaven reached the Number 1 spot on Billboard's World Music Chart within three weeks of its US release. The choir has performed with Diana Ross, Deborah Cox, Danny K, Josh Groban, and Vusi Mahlasela and performed for numerous celebraties including Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, Mariah Carety, Mary J Blige, and Tina Turner. Soweto Gospel Choir has also appeared as guests on NBC's "Today Show,"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
The choir also collaborated with Peter Gabriel on the song "Down to Earth," for Disney's blockbuster animated movie "Wall-E," which won a Grammy in the Best Movie Song category. The choir's albums have also won two other Grammy Awards for "Best Traditional World Music" and received a third nomination for "Best Contemporary World Music."
Estimated running time: 2 hours (includes a 20 minute intermission)