Brimming with energy and thrilling with its transcendent harmonies, the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is “nothing less than an international treasure” (Jazztimes), beloved the world over for its ensemble flair and infectious spirit. The singers return to Berkeley with a timely program honoring artists who have struggled for civil rights and social justice in the US and South Africa. Rousing freedom songs mix with music by Aretha Franklin, Harry Belafonte, Mahalia Jackson, and others, combined with traditional African gospel music and spirituals sung in a variety of languages. Prepare yourself to be uplifted—and brought to your feet—by 17 powerful voices and a driving percussion section!
Run time for this concert is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission, but not including any possible encores.
Parking will be a problem on campus for this performance due to a Greek Theatre concert.
Most, if not all, University parking lots will be reserved and city-owned lots may have a limited number of spots available. Traffic will be heavy. We advise you to arrive early and to seriously consider alternative transportation.
Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.