Having won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for their latest album Freedom, the choir will embark on a UK tour from the 11th October.
Presented by Andrew Kay, the Soweto Gospel Choir will bring their concert to the UK, opening at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre on the 11th October.
The album and the concert feature a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic movement’s struggle for freedom, with the tour running until the 1st November.
The Soweto Gospel Choir hail from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s democratic movement, the three-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir combine a powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics.
Throughout their career, the choir have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban.
During the concert, audiences can expect a programme of freedom songs celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela, as well as international gospel classics, including Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and a of “Amazing Grace”.
Talking about the news producer Adam Kay said: “The group continues to inspire fans worldwide, but the reaction we get from audiences in the UK is unforgettable. We hope that our uplifting message of hope, faith, and joy reaches audiences new and old on this special return visit as we celebrate the legacy of the great Nelson Mandela.”
For more information about the tour and the choir visit: https://www.sowetogospelchoir.com/