Soweto Gospel Choir to Perform at Byham Theater, 2/27
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, will perform at the Byham Theater on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($20-$45), visit, www.TrustArts.org, call 412- 456-6666, or in person Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series. In February of this year, Soweto Gospel Choir will launch their fifth major North American tour. Visiting over 30 cities across the U.S. during the upcoming three months, Soweto Gospel Choir's concerts will celebrate their musical heritage that reflects the color and vibrancy of their rainbow nation and honor the life and legacy of their late President and friend, Nelson Mandela.
Soweto Gospel Choir is managed under the guidance of Executive Producer and Director Beverly Bryer and Company Manager Jimmy Mashudu Mulovhedzi. Since its formation in 2002, Soweto Gospel Choir has captivated audiences around the globe with their glorious harmonies and uniquely blended voices and is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music. Soweto Gospel Choir is also committed to philanthropic work. In 2003, the group founded its own AIDS orphan foundation, Nkosi's Haven Vukani. Soweto Gospel Choir has received numerous accolades and awards from around the globe. "These absolutely thrilling singers need nothing but their voices to make dazzling music." - Billboard
The two-time Grammy Award-winning Choir releases their fifth album, Divine Decade (Decca, 1/28/14), a celebration of the ensemble's past ten years of artistic collaborations and accolades. The result of these magnetic musical partnerships is a recording which showcases the wonderful diversity of the group's style as a gospel choir that sings across all genres of music. Opening with an address from the Choir's Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Divine Decade features collaborations with a wide range of guest artists that exhibit the Choir's breadth of repertoire, including: U2, Robert Plant, The Soil, Joepraize, Zahara, Elvis Blue, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Solly Mahlangu, Corlea Botha, Eric Wainaina, Johnny Clegg, Paul Ruske, and HHP. Amongst the featured tracks include the choir's popular hits such as "Sedilaka," Sarah McLachlan's "Angel," The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There," and the Fish Out of Water remix of "Put On Your Boots," their collaboration with U2.