Acclaimed Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is currently embarking on an epic four month tour of the country.
The massive 69-show tour - which kicked off in August, will see the choir presenting its new show Hope in both metropolitan and regional destinations.
Presented by Andrew Kay, the show presents songs of power and inspiration, celebrating the music of protest and freedom - from Mandela's South Africa to the Civil Rights Movement of 1950s America.
The tour will include a one night only performance at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on October 10 as part of the venue's 50th anniversary celebrations and two performances at Alice Springs' Desert Song Festival on September 16 and 17.
The show opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs, before moving on to Civil Rights Movement. It includes music by legendary artists such as James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin.
Choir master Shimmy Jiyane said the show had a special place in the hearts of all the ensemble's members
"These are the songs that we grew up on; that inspired us and that keep inspiring us," Shimmy said.
"Hope showcases how the power of song and the power of performance can inspire and soundtrack real change."
While in Australia, the choir will also team up with Australian DJ Groove Terminator for a celebration of house music, presenting eight shows across selected venues in Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Castlemaine.
The choir was formed to celebrate the inspirational power of African Gospel music and draws on the best talent from churches in and around Soweto.
For more information about dates, venues and ticketing, or to book, click here.
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