Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir to captivate audiences with soaring voices (with photos)

     South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir will captivate local audiences with its soaring voices in three performances in late October. The jubilant stage presence of the Choir, which has won two Grammys, an Emmy and many other prestigious awards, combines resonant harmonies with dazzling costumes, catchy improvised movements and compelling live percussion to deliver a joyous experience for the audience.
     The Soweto Gospel Choir comprises the best vocalists from churches in and around Soweto, the largest black township in South Africa. The Choir's diverse repertoire in African languages and English ranges from spiritual and traditional hymns to songs of freedom from South Africa's apartheid era and specially arranged English pop classics such as "Bridge over Troubled Water". All are given a powerful new vitality through the group's passionate performance.
     The Soweto Gospel Choir has taken the international music world by storm, packing leading concert halls worldwide since its establishment in 2002. Over the years, the acclaimed Choir has shared the stage with star singers such as Bono, Diana Ross, John Legend and Celine Dion, while those attending performances have included Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the British royal family.
     The concerts by the Soweto Gospel Choir are among the programmes of the World Cultures Festival 2017 - Vibrant Africa. Details are as follows:
Date and time: October 27, 8pm
Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
Prices: $160, $220, $280 and $360
Date and time: October 28, 8pm
Venue: Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium
Prices: $140, $200, $260 and $320
Date and time: October 29, 3pm
Venue: Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Prices: $160, $220, $280 and $360
     Tickets are now available at URBTIX ( Credit card telephone bookings can be made on 2111 5999.
     Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the World Cultures Festival 2017 - Vibrant Africa will run from October 20 to November 19. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2370 1044 or visit

Ends/Thursday, October 19, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:15