There are only a few hours left before the American gospel group, Bethel Music,’s outdoor worship concert at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria.
“It’s a really big opportunity for us tonight and Saturday to come together across church and language boundaries and worship the Lord,” says Hardus Zevenster, CEO of Radio Tygerberg, GROOTfm 90.5 and Die GROOT Ontbyt.
Fans can look forward to hits such as “No Longer Slaves”, “It is Well”, “Goodness of God” and “Raise a Hallelujah” – which gained popularity especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Hardus, these are the first major outdoor gospel shows after the Covid-19 pandemic. Bethel Music would have come to South Africa first in 2019 and then in 2020, but obviously those shows could not take place.
He goes on to say that for many people during the pandemic, music like that of Bethel Music was a source of hope and inspiration that carried them through the hard times.
“I don’t think we should underestimate the role that worship music played in all of our lives during that difficult time. Songs like “Raise a Hallelujah” carried a lot of people through.
“It is always a belt under my heart to be able to see how children of the Lord worship their Savior together. Of course people worship in different ways, but for me it’s not about that. What is so special to me is that we can be in an environment where worship can be done freely, no matter which church you are in.”
Hardus appeals to the public to be vigilant against traps and buy tickets only on the official ticket seller’s website.
Bethel Music will also perform at the Meerendal Wine Estate in Cape Town on 25 March. Tickets are currently available iTickets available.
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