Harlem Gospel Choir performance April 11
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
April 11, 2014
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir performing live Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Pinedale Auditorium.
Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.
Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical heritage to America and combined it with their new faith - Christianity. Out of the hardship and the trials of slavery, this unique musical tradition came to be, and forever changed music as we know it. Blues, Soul, and Rock-and-Roll...they all have origins in black gospel music. Harlem Gospel Choir presents modern gospel classics as performed in the black churches of Harlem today.
Harlem Gospel Choir have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, and Andre Rieu. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI) and have recorded with the likes of Sir Keith Richards, The Chieftains, and Trace Adkins.
Harlem Gospel Choir embodies the spirit of American Gospel. Every concert is infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing; a gospel celebration! Their harmonious songs of love and hope and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul, lift your spirit, and take your breath away!
Ticket prices for the April 11 performance are $15 for adults and $7 for students (kids under the age of 5 are free). Tickets are on sale now at Rock Rabbit, Pine Street Floral & Gifts, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlets, Isabel Jewelry, The Big Piney Library and at the door the night of the performance ($2 extra).
The Harlem Gospel Choir live in Pinedale is presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support in part from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes a great nation deserves great art, Sublette BOCES SCSD #1, Western Sublette BOCES #9, the Western States Arts Federation, the Sublette County Recreation Board, the Sublette Community Foundation, Encana, Linn Energy, QEP Resources, Tegelers & Associates, Wyoming Community Foundation, Ultra, 1st Bank and Denbury.
For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322, and be sure to find us on Facebook.