Free Gospel Sundays Soweto Gospel Choir



December 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM


Knight Concert Hall

Run Time

90 minutes

Parental Guide

All ages

HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming

Three-time Grammy Award winners Soweto Gospel Choir celebrate the holidays with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs and international classics, as well as Christmas songs.

Out of the darkness comes a new dawn! This all-new concert by Soweto Gospel Choir commemorates South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the civil rights movement in the United States.

Bringing joy to all, HOPE opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs that inspired their Rainbow Nation. Then, the choir’s uplifting performance moves to the United States with beautiful renditions of the music of the civil rights movement, including works by legendary artists Billie Holiday, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and the one-and-only Aretha Franklin.

Get ready: HOPE is a concert that will live forever in your hearts!

Soweto Gospel Choir’s HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming has been commissioned by the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium.

Opening for the show will be the Florida Fellowship Super Choir. The Florida Fellowship Super Choir is a family of faith and fellowship. It has members in 6 regions and 13 cities throughout the state of Florida. The award-winning choir is open to singers, songwriters, directors and musicians of all faiths and denominations. The vision of the Florida Fellowship Super Choir is to become a catalyst whereby churches and music ministries are blessed with and by music that is spiritual, sacred and sustaining to the heart, mind and soul of the Christian believer.

WPLG Local 10 Anchor Calvin Hughes (@calvinwplg) returns as the host for Free Gospel Sunday performances.

NOTE: Subject to change without prior notification.


*First-access passes do not guarantee entry and expire 15 minutes prior to the performance. First-access passes must be obtained for every member of your party regardless of age. There is a limit of 4 passes per household. Guests will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.


Tickets will become available on November 17.

Promo for Screen Reader

Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.


Official Sponsors

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