The World Famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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. The music of the Harlem Gospel Choir presents modern gospel classics as performed in the black churches of Harlem today.
Their songs of inspiration will touch the depths of your soul and lift your spirit. Get ready to tap your feet and clap your hands and maybe even dance on stage to their high-energy, joyous and exuberant performance!
Harlem Gospel Choir have performed with superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, and Andre Rieu. The have performed for 3 Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), 2 Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict VI) and have recorded with the likes of Sir Keith Richards, The Chieftains, Trace Adkins and Andre Rieu.
They have performed alongside superstars including Andre Rieu, Diana Ross, Bono, Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, The Chieftains, Simple Minds, Live, Sinead O'Connor, Kim Wilde, Lyle Lovett, Josh Groban, Lisa Marie Presley & the Gorillaz.
Harlem Gospel Choir embodies the spirit of American Gospel. Every concert is infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing & dancing; a gospel celebration! The Choir's rich harmonies & dynamic sound are "UNFETTERED & JOYOUS". Their harmonious songs of love, hope & inspiration will touch the depths of your soul, lift your spirit & take your breath away!
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.