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March 7, 2012

Hancher to present Soweto Gospel Choir March 27 in Riverside

Dedicated to celebrating the inspirational power of African gospel music, the Soweto Gospel Choir combines the traditional with the contemporary. The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present the Soweto Gospel Choir at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort’s Event Center.

The group’s vibrant costumes, rich harmonies, and energetic dance are hallmarks of Soweto Gospel Choir performances. The 22-member South African ensemble has performed with U2, Celine Dion, John Legend, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and has collected an Emmy and two Grammys, among other honors.
The Soweto Gospel Choir first performed at Hancher in 2005, singing for more than 3,000 people in a “Stage Door” performance for area school children and a public concert.

The performance is supported by the Hancher Partners and gifts to Hancher Circle through the UI Foundation.

Tickets are $32-$37 for nonstudents; $10-$33.30 for college students; $28.80-$33.30 for senior citizens; and $16-$18.50 for youth, and are available from the Hancher Box Office.

The Hancher Box Office, located on the first floor of the south end of the Old Capital Mall near the parking ramp, is open for phone (319-335-1160 or 800-HANCHER) or walk-up business from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Tickets may be ordered online at Any remaining tickets will be available for sale one hour before show time at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort Event Center.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rob Cline, Hancher, 319-335-3824,; Steve Parrott, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0037,