THE RYDGES POST
You can catch the powerful voices of the renowned Soweto Gospel Choir at the Glasshouse Theatre in Port Macquarie on Tuesday, August 12.
Looking at the reviews, audiences are in for a treat. Critics, other performers and the public have raved about the costumes, the harmonic heavenly sounds and the exuberant dancing.
“Meticulous and unstoppable… spirited and spectacular.” (New York Times)
“Dazzling and unified… Soweto Gospel Choir was as much to look at as to listen to. The human spirit – this you couldn’t miss.” (Los Angeles Times)
“This is a tour de musical force… Soweto Gospel Choir is a slice of musical heaven.” (Australian Stage, Melbourne)
The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in November, 2002. A month later they recorded their first album, Voices from Heaven, and it shot to Number One on the US Billboard World Music Chart within three weeks of its release.
The choir has won numerous prestigious awards around the world, including the Helpmann Award, a SAMA Award (South African Music Association) and three Grammy Awards and has performed and/or collaborated with such artists as Celine Dion, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, John Legend, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Bono & U2, Queen, Jimmy Cliff, Eddie Grant, Amy Winehouse, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
The choir has toured the world playing at venues like Carnegie Hall, the Nelson Mandela Theatre and Royal Festival Hall in London as well as appearing at festivals including The Edinburgh Festival, the Hong Kong Festival, the Adelaide Festival and the London Festival. The performance at the Glasshouse is part of the choir’s 47 venue tour around Australia.
Here is a video of the choir performing Arms of an Angel…