The Sounds of South Africa Come to Bend

(Photo courtesy of Tower Theatre)

On Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30pm the 20-member Soweto Gospel Choir share their spirited and spectacular message with Central Oregon. The two-time GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble is presented by the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation, and the performance is a showcase of their universal message of love, unity and hope. The first half of the concert features their newest album, Freedom, celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela. Following that, the performers will share international gospel classics including their spine-tingling rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

Since arriving on the global music scene in 2002, the Choir has captivated audiences with their harmonic wonder, mesmerizing showmanship and awe-inspiring performances. USA Today described them as, “fresh and vibrant”. A joyful, spiritual vision with a global perspective.” The Choir’s talent has allowed them to collaborate with such artists as Bono and U2, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and Kirk Franklin, among others. The combination of African spirituals and American pop songs will surely lift your soul, and we dare you to stay in your seat.

All tickets are on sale now. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office, by phone or online. Details on events are also at

Soweto Gospel Choir
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30pm
Tickets: Reserved Seating $32, $42, $57 (plus $3 preservation fee)
835 NW Wall Street, Bend • • 541-317-0700

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