Opening Nights Present Soweto Gospel Choir: ‘Songs of the Free’

In celebration of Nelson Mandela, prepare yourself for a thrilling display of culture and color.
Photo Courtesy of Opening Nights by Florida State University

The spectacular and colorful two-time Grammy®Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to North America with “Songs of the Free,” a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela.

“Songs of the Free” will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the Soweto Gospel Choir had the privilege of performing in front of on multiple times during his life.

Direct from South Africa, Soweto Gospel Choir is an awe-inspiring 20-member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music.

Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa’s 11  social languages are combined for a moving performance, which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa.


Want to catch Soweto on stage? The performance will be at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. For information on other performances, visit

Tickets to Soweto Gospel Choir: “Songs of the Free” are priced from $12–$50. To get yours, visit or call (850) 644-6500.

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