Friday, Nov. 30
7:30 p.m.
Weis Center

Come early!
Eric Ian Farmer Trio
6:30-7:15 p.m., Weis Center Atrium

The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has been spreading sheer joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades! Comprised of 20 of the best artists in South Africa, the choir invites you to enjoy the incomparable and inspirational power of African Gospel music. These uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban. For the first half of this concert, the choir will perform "Songs of the Free," a rousing program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela. Following that, the performers will share international gospel classics and holiday favorites including their hair-raising takes on "Silent Night" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Just try to stay in your seat!

Eric Ian Farmer TrioEric Ian Farmer Trio
6:30-7:15 p.m., Weis Center Atrium
FREE! Tickets not required

Born in State College, PA and raised in North Carolina, Eric Ian Farmer has returned to his birthplace sharing his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one's path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Marley.  His guitar playing is inspired by the percussive stylings of rock legend Bo Diddley. As an educator and a 2016 graduate of Penn State's educational leadership program, Eric also uses music with high school students to facilitate both songwriting and conversation related to identity and social issues. Eric will be joined by Josh Troup on drums and Denise Strayer on accordion.