Live at TONY: Soweto Gospel Choir
Fri Feb 17 2012
Photograph: Lorenzo Di Nozzi
In its time, the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has played for President Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Prince Charles and Oprah, and it has accompanied in song the likes of Bono and John Legend. The choir's credentials, written down, are a thing to behold. But nothing quite prepares you for the experience of seeing—and hearing—the group live for yourself. We were thrilled to host a performance here at the TONY office, in advance of the group's NYC shows next week; check out its silk-clad members in glorious, dancing, skipping, foot-stomping song—in the videos below.
You have three chances to catch them in action. The choir sings at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Friday March 1—and you're encouraged to sing along—and then Manhattan's Symphony Space on Saturday March 2 and Jersey's Prudential Hall, also on Sunday March 3.