Performing a collection of songs celebrating South Africa’s democratic movement struggle and its leader, three-time Grammy Award winners Soweto Gospel Choir bring their Freedom concert tour to The Stoller Hall on Sat 22 Oct, with two back-to-back shows during a single evening of faith, wonder and joy.

Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s democratic movement, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with its powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs and international classics.

Comprising a line-up of South Africa’s best vocalists, these uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban.

In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, the Choir performs a rousing programme of freedom songs celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela, as well as international gospel classics including a spine-tingling take on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and an extraordinary rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ which has had over 15 million views on YouTube.

For more on the Soweto Gospel Choir show in Manchester, head to The Stoller Hall website, which has more information on their upcoming shows throughout the autumn season.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 22 Oct, 5pm, 8pm, The Stoller Hall,
Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA
, Tel: 0333 130 0967, £24, £35
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 8 Sep 2022