NEW DATE! Soweto Gospel Choir

Presented by Tuesday Musical Association at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall - University of Akron, Akron OH

Nov 27 2022
NEW DATE! Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir coming to Akron on Sunday, November 27, with a tribute to the fight for civil rights.

Tuesday Musical’s 2022-23 Akron Concert Series presents the Soweto Gospel Choir with a tribute to the fight for civil rights in South Africa and the U.S. on Sunday, November 27, 7:30 p.m. at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

Experience a powerful and uplifting evening as the Soweto Gospel Choir pays tribute to the fight for civil rights with “Hope — It’s Been a Long Time Coming.”

The Grammy-winning choir’s singers, dancers and drummers will perform South African Freedom Songs, including gospel music and spirituals.

Then they’ll shift to the music of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States with works by Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and more.

Single-concert tickets start at $19 at tuesdaymusical.org, 330-761-3460, and at the EJ Thomas Ticket Office on concert night.

Drawn from churches throughout South Africa, the Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2003 at the end of the apartheid era and during  the country’s return to democracy. Taking part in some of the major historical events in the new democratic South Africa, the choir often performed for former President Nelson Mandela as well as at his state funeral in South Africa and at the subsequent commemorative service at Westminster

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ADMISSION INFO

Single-concert tickets start at $19. Flexible four-concert subscription packages begin at $65, while full-season subscriptions begin at $90 for all six concerts. All are on sale at tuesdaymusical.org and 330-761-3460.

Tuesday Musical also provides free tickets for all students as well as bus funding for student groups. Student tickets are available on concert night at the EJ Ticket Office and bus funding information is available at 330-761-3460.

Contact: 330-761-3460

Email: info@tuesdaymusical.org

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 27, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

VIDEOS

  • Soweto Gospel Choir: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

LOCATION

Google Map of 198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325

PARKING INFO

Various parking decks and lots are located adjacent to the Hall.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

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