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Tour stops off in Birmingham, Oxford, Warwick, London
It's 10 years since the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir formed and the talented group is now marking the occasion with a limited tour of the UK.
Soweto Gospel Choir is touring the UK
The Gospel choir tours the UK from November 12 to 25 and stops off at cities including Birmingham, Malvern, Warwick, Oxford and the outskirts of London.
Billed as a "joyful spectacular of song and dance", the choir brings a range of music that has made them a worldwide success including tracks from their sixth album, Divine Decade.
Soweto Gospel Choir, which has fans including Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is a vocal ensemble that creates a memorable night of music.
Although the choir officially formed in 2002, its roots date back to 2003 in Australia when it secured its first ticketed performance. A year later the choir went down a storm at the Edinburgh Festival and has never looked back.
Since then, the choir has won two Grammy awards, an Emmy and an Oscar nomination, and has performed and recorded with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Andre Rieu, Aretha Franklin and Peter Gabriel during their first decade.
The choir is an ambassador for Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign and has also founded its own AIDS orphans foundation, Nkosi's Haven Vukani, to assist organisations that receive little or no funding.
The concert is packed full of harmonius, uplifting music, which even Brian May of rock band Queen has described as "you have never seen or heard such infectious joy".
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR UK tour dates are:
12 Nov New Wimbledon Theatre 0844 871 7646 13 Nov Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661
14 Nov Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524
16 Nov Malvern Forum Theatre 01684 892277
17 Nov Bromley Churchill Theatre 08448 717 620
20 Nov Oxford New Theatre 0844 871 3020
21 Nov Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre
Tickets from The New Alexandra Theatre Website or 0844 871 3011.
22 Nov Croydon Fairfield Halls 020 8688 9291
23 Nov Torquay Princess Theatre 0844 871 3023
24 Nov Brighton Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650
25 Nov Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652