Soweto Gospel Choir

Monday, December 3, 2018 7:00PM
Historic First Baptist Church

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Soweto Gospel Choir

Monday, December 3, 7pm, Historic First Baptist Church, 418 E. Bute St., Norfolk

“A cornucopia of remarkable voices: sharp, sweet, kindly, raspy and incantatory leads above a magnificently velvety blend. Resplendent in a rainbow of robes and patterned textiles, with group moves for every song, the choir was constantly in motion and rich in harmony.”
-The New York Times

“An international treasure. You simply can’t fake the type of joy that the singers poured into the music. It was in their eyes and lit up their smiles. It could be heard in their voices and seen in their dance moves. And it was certainly contagious, as the fans were swept away through a steady supply of uplifting anthems…which prompted the audience to give the Soweto Gospel Choir a well-deserved standing ovation.”

This extraordinary South African choir brings irresistible, infectious joy to their performances, blending elements of African gospel, traditional spirituals, American popular music, and holiday songs. The group first performed at a historic 2003 concert for Nelson Mandela and has since toured internationally; their albums Blessed and African Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008. Gather family and friends for an unforgettable concert, including holiday favorites!