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Soweto Gospel Choir Jan. 28 at ASU



Article Published: Jan. 26, 2012 | Modified: Jan. 28, 2012
Soweto Gospel Choir Jan. 28 at ASU

The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform Jan. 28 at Farthing Auditorium.

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The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings its high-energy performance to Appalachian State University Saturday, Jan. 28.

The show starts at 8 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium.

Hailed for its grace and energy expressed through dance, music and costume, the Soweto Gospel Choir, from Soweto, South Africa, has been gaining international accolades and acclaim.

Formed in 2002, the choir has been traveling around the world, gaining exposure through its unique combinations of African song and dance. The choir’s first album, “Voices of Heaven,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music Charts within three weeks of its release in the United States.

In 2007 and 2008, the choir received a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Traditional World Music” for its second album, “Blessed,” and its third album, “African Spirit,” respectfully. The choir has since had two additional Grammy nominations and has been granted countless other awards.

Throughout its worldwide touring, the choir has had the opportunity to perform alongside artists like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Bebe Winans, Diana Ross, Celine Dion and U2, just to name a few.

Advance tickets cost $20 for adults, $16 for students ages 6 to 18, $15 for ASU students and $10 for children 5 and younger. The ASU Performing Arts Series offers a special discounted price of $10 for ASU faculty and staff members who present their ASU identification card.

For tickets or more information, call the Farthing Auditorium box office at (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046, or visit http://www.pas.appstate.edu. For more information on the choir, visit http://www.sowetogospelchoir.com.

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