Nothing can really prepare you for the riot of exuberance and depth of emotion. – The Scotsman
From three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir comes Hope, a new concert celebrating songs and anthems from the freedom movement of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa and Martin Luther King’s America.
Hope opens with a rousing programme of South African freedom songs, before the repertoire echoes back in time to the USA, with beautiful renditions of the protest music of the Civil Rights Movement, including works by legendary artists James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and the one-and-only Aretha Franklin.
Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, the Soweto Gospel Choir draws on talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of music with audiences around the world and has received acclaim and audience adoration for their powerful renditions of African-American spirituals, gospel and folk music.
“[U]plifting, energising, and life-affirming” (Scenestr) - Hope is a concert that will sing forever in your heart!
Ko te whakaaturanga tēnei o Hope, nā te Soweto Gospel Choir.
Kātahi te whakaaturanga kukume i ngā tauwharewharenga o te ngākau, he mea whakangahau, whakamarire anō i te wairua.
E whā ngā wā kua whakawhiwhia tēnei rōpū waiata-ā-tira ki te tohu mana nui o te Grammy. I tēnei whkaaturanga, ka whakakōrerohia, ka whakawaiatahia e rātou ngā waiata nō ngā kaupapa mana motuhake a Nelson Mandela o Awherika-ki-te-Tonga, me Martin Luther King o Amerika.
Ka waiatahia anō hoki ētehi o ngā wai a James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder me te hautipua a Aretha Franklin.