Irvine Barclay Theatre: Soweto Gospel Choir: HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming (Students Only)

by Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative

Concert Culture

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

8 PM – 9:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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The world’s most critically acclaimed choir returns to the Barclay

“It’s impossible to spend an hour with them and not leave with a big smile on your face” - In Daily

Spreading joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades, Soweto Gospel Choir has performed to standing ovations and sold-out houses throughout the world.

Out of the darkness comes a new dawn! This all-new concert by 3-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir commemorates South Africa’s freedom movement and the civil rights movement in the United States. Bringing joy to all, HOPE opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs that inspired their Rainbow Nation. Then the choir’s uplifting performance moves to the United States with beautiful renditions of the music of the civil rights movement, including works by legendary artists Billie Holiday, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, and the one-and-only, Aretha Franklin. Get ready, HOPE is a concert that will live forever in your hearts!

Illuminations tickets are for undergraduate and graduate students. Staff and faculty can purchase tickets directly through the Barclay Theatre Box Office.

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