Soweto Gospel Choir at Troy Music Hall

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir will be at the Troy Music Hall December 6 for a concert. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (June 22) -- they're $25 and up. (There's also a $20 student ticket.)

Background on the group:

The multi Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in Soweto, South Africa, in 2002. The more than 30-member ensemble blends elements of African gospel, Negro spirituals, reggae and American popular music. The choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music and draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The group sings in English and eight South African languages, including Xhosa, famous for its clicking sounds, and they are dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world.

Here's an NPR Tiny Desk concert with members of the choir from a few years back.

The show at the music hall is billed as "Songs of the Free - In Honor of Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday."

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