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American Spiritual Ensemble

Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with the world-renowned American Spiritual Ensemble. Composed of some of the finest classically trained singers in the United States, the group strives to keep the tradition of the American Negro spiritual alive. 

Since its inception by Dr. Everett McCorvey in 1995, the ensemble has thrilled audiences around the world with its dynamic repertoire ranging from spirituals to Broadway numbers that highlight the black experience. The uniqueness of the American Spiritual Ensemble stems from the fact that 90 percent of its members are accomplished soloists who have performed in theaters and opera houses throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera, and abroad in Italy, Germany, Britain, Spain, Japan and Ireland. The resulting sound is something that choral groups with two or three featured soloists cannot duplicate. Don’t miss these extraordinarily talented vocalists who have delighted audiences around the globe! 

“The most heavenly, divine sound of voices… unlike anything - and I mean anything - I've ever heard." - YourObserver.com

 

Pre-Show Events

6:15-7:15 reception
Cummings Art Gallery
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, a signature cocktail, wine and beer
$10 per person
Limited availability. Purchase your tickets online or by calling 814-824-3000.

7:00-7:20 pre-show talk
Zurn 114
“Erie's Harry T. Burleigh: Pioneer Arranger of Spirituals”
Dr. Jean E. Snyder
Free and open to the public

 

Ticket Prices:

Adult $20
Senior $15
Student/Youth $10

This performance is made possible through the generous support of: Kidder Wachter Jeffery, Construction LLC, Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design, and WICU.

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