Paramount Presents: Soweto Gospel Choir

The spectacular and colorful two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will return to The Paramount Stage 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 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 6 of South Africa’s 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music & dance of South Africa.

  • 215 East Main Street
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Downtown Mall Area

The historic Paramount Theater a Charlottesville landmark built in 1931 offers a wide variety of live art performances. Check their website for performance schedule. On November 25, 1931, The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Virginia opened its doors as one of the last grand "movie palaces" during the golden age of cinema. With its exceptional... more