Soweto Gospel Choir – Hope!

Soweto Gospel Choir - Hope!

Presented by Andrew Kay


Triple Grammy Award winning global gospel superstars spreading joy and lifting spirits since 2002.

Hope is an all-new concert by three-time Grammy®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir; celebrating songs and anthems from the freedom movement of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa, back to the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King’s 1950s America.

Hope opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs, before the repertoire echoes down through 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, Soweto Gospel Choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world and has received critical acclaim and audience adoration for their powerful renditions of African-American spirituals, gospel and folk music.

Hope is a concert that will sing forever in your hearts!

Praise for Soweto Gospel Choir

‘It’s impossible to spend an hour with them and not leave with a big smile on your face.’ – In Daily

‘A stunning performance… uplifting, energising, and life-affirming.’ – Scenestr

‘Uplifting harmonies that fill your soul.’ – Play and Go Adelaide

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Mary Mulovhedzi
Shimmy Jiyane
Bongani Ncube
Bongani Khumalo
Phello Jiyane
Sibongile Makgathe
Victor Makhathini
Cecelia Manyana
Thuli Mazibuko
Gugu Mbongwa
Lukas Mello
Thabang Mkhwanazi
Sophie Mofokeng
Thabiso Molefe
Semangele Mongatane
Phumlani Msibi
Hlengiwe Msomi
Lungi Mhlongo
Mandla Modawu
Ipi Moshe
Ori Msimango
Mulalo Mulovhedzi
Maserame Ndindwa
Diniloxolo Ndlakuse
Sipho Ngcamu
Phumla Nkhumeleni
Duduzile Ngomane
Zanele Ngwenya
Jeffrey Nzuza
Linda Sambo
Surprise Sidumo
Asanda Sobetwa
Betty Ncayane
Nombuhle Dhlamini
Onthatile Mjiako
Pamela Hlabangwana
Tobela Mpela
Xholani Ntombela

Mlungiseleni Jones
George Kaudi
Katlego Khasela

Phili Faya

Victoria Sithole

Zinhle Mpofu

Thembisa, Khuzwayo
Bongani Mabaso
Warren Mahlangu

Tebogo Serake

Siya Mkefa

Sithembile Nhlapo