october, 2018

17oct7:30 pmPortland 5: Soweto Gospel Choir

Event Details

IN HONOR OF NELSON MANDELA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

The spectacular and colorful two-time Grammy® Award winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR returns to North America in 2018 with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their rainbow Nation, 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 Soweto Gospel Choir had the privilege of performing in front of on multiple times during his life.

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 eleven social languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music & dance of South Africa.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:30 pm

Location

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway Ave.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall1037 SW Broadway Ave.

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