Monday, February 22, 2010

CONTEST: Win 2 Tickets to see the "Soweto Gospel Choir" 3/1 8pm at DSO (CLOSED)

Attend an energetic, vibrant performance of rich harmony in the African gospel tradition on Mon., Mar. 1 at 8 p.m. with the inspirational Soweto Gospel Choir

Formed in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir’s first album, Voices of Heaven, reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music Chart within three weeks of its release in the United States. Since then, the Choir has received multiple awards internationally, including two Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Traditional World Music Album” for their CDs Blessed and African Spirit. They have toured the world and appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

As Ambassadors for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign, the Choir has performed at concerts in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Bono, Queen, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Clegg, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah and Stevie Wonder, among others.

Soweto Gospel Choir received its third Grammy nomination in 2008 for their album Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre. In 2009, the choir became the first South African artists to perform at the Academy Awards when, with John Legend, they sang “Down To Earth,” the Grammy-winning song by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman for the film Wall-E. Soweto Gospel Choir has founded its own AIDS orphans foundation, Nkosi’s Haven Vukani, to assist organizations that receive little or no funding. To date, the choir has collected over four million dollars for their foundation.

Tickets for Soweto Gospel Choir on Mar. 1 range in price from $22 to $73 with a limited number of box seats available for $108. Tickets may be purchased and/or reserved at the DSO Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), by calling the DSO at (313) 576-5111 or by visiting


Soweto Gospel Choir
Orchestra Hall
Mon., Mar.1 at 8 p.m.
Selections to be announced from the stage
The DSO does not appear on this program

Concert preceded by Civic Jazz Live! Featuring the Civic Jazz Orchestra in The Music Box at 6:30 p.m


The DSO is graciously giving FREEISMYLIFE readers the change to win one of two pairs of tickets to this one night performance of the Soweto Gospel Choir on Monday, March 1st.

Fill out the information in the form below.
- One entry per person please.

- The contest ends this Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

- The 2 winners will be selected by random number generation. Each winner will receive two tickets.

- Winners will be contacted by email on Friday, February 26, 2010. If a winner does not respond within 12 hours of the email being sent, another winner will be chosen.

- The tickets will be held for the winners at the DSO Will Call office.

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- You can get 1 extra contest entry for subscribing to the FREEISMYLIFE daily updates.

Good Luck!


The Winners are: Kenyatta M. and Laura T. Enjoy the show!


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