Nov. 30: Grammy Award-Winning Soweto Gospel Choir to Perform at Weis Center

The Soweto Gospel Choir, an exciting and colorful two-time Grammy Award-winning group from South Africa, makes its return to North America with a performance called Songs of the Free on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

This program is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The 20-member choir will sing songs in six different South African languages. Songs of the Free will be made up of classic South African harmonies, and freedom and gospel songs that were favorites of Mandela.

The choir is known internationally for their stunning performances which blend American pop and African gospel music. This uplifting performance brings together music and dance of South Africa for a unique and powerful concert.

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone at 570-577-1000, or at a Weis Center box office Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets for the performance are $35 for adults, $28 for seniors 62+, $25 for youth 18 and under, $25 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $25 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Prior to the concert there will be a free performance in the Weis Center Atrium from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. by the Eric Ian Farmer Trio.  Eric Ian Farmer will perform works of famed artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Bob Marley. Farmer graduated in 2016 from the Penn State Educational Leadership program and he works with high school students on issues like identity and social issues with the help of music. No tickets are required for the pre-performance.

For more information about the performances, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

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