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Soweto Gospel Choir

Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason
When/WhereSunday, Dec 02, 2018 2:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Songs of the Free

The two-time Grammy Award®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has been spreading sheer joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades! Comprised of 20 of the best artists in South Africa, the choir invites you to enjoy the incomparable and inspirational power of African Gospel music. These uplifting performers 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. For the first half of this concert, the choir will perform Songs of the Free, a rousing program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela. Following that, the performers will share international gospel classics and holiday favorites including their hair-raising takes on “Silent Night” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Just try to stay in your seat!

Arrive early and hear a special performance by the Annointed Vessels of Unity featuring Mason students singing Gospel music. This performance begins at 1:15 p.m. in the Center for the Arts' lobby and will be in lieu of the pre-performance discussion.

Tickets: $50, $43, $30

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on Nov. 20, 2018