Soweto Gospel Choir headlines Lied's world music lineup

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Soweto Gospel Choir headlines Lied’s world music lineup

Soweto Gospel Choir
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Soweto Gospel Choir

The two-time Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to UNL for a 7:30 p.m. March 25 performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

“Soweto Gospel Choir last performed at the Lied Center in 2008,” said Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center. “I still receive feedback from Lied patrons who attended that show, saying it was one of the most inspiring and uplifting performances of their lives.”

Since its formation more than 12 years ago in Soweto, South Africa, the choir has achieved incredible success, recording five albums and garnering recognition and critical acclaim in South Africa, the United States, Australia and everywhere in between. Worldwide tours have taken them to dozens of the most distinguished performing arts venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Nelson Mandela Theatre and Royal Festival Hall in London.

The choir’s amazing journey began in December 2002 with the recording of its first album, “Voices of Heaven.” Within just three weeks of its release in the United States, the album reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music Chart.

Tickets, starting at $28 for adults and $14 for students, are available at, at the Lied Center box office or by phone at 402-472-4747.


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