Celebrating Martin Luther King Day on January 17, the Harlem Gospel Choir will perform a matinee concert at Sony Hall.
The Harlem Gospel Choir performs contemporary gospel with a twist of jazz and blues, and has become synonymous with powerful voices, glorious sounds and contagious energy. For more than two decades, they were America’s premier gospel choir and toured the world, sharing the inspirational power of black gospel music.
Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music dates back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical heritage to America and combined it with their new faith – Christianity. From the hardships and hardships of slavery, this unique musical tradition was born and forever changed music as we know it. Blues, Soul and Rock-and-Roll… they all have their origins in black gospel music. Harlem Gospel Choir presents modern gospel classics as they are performed in Harlem’s black churches today.
Born out of a celebration of MLK Jr. Day in 1986, the famous Harlem Gospel Choir is an enchanting spectacle of the finest singers and choir musicians from black churches around Harlem in New York. With 40 members, the group has solidified itself as one of the most important gospel choirs in the United States, having performed on Good Morning America, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and even for the likes of Pope John Paul. II and President Obama.
Join the Harlem Gospel Choir for a special matinee performance to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at Sony Hall on January 17, with doors at 11 a.m. and the show starting at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 the day of the show. For more information, visit the event page.