The legendary Harlem Gospel Choir will fill Gazarte’s rooftop stage in Athens, with the true spirit of Christmas. As one of America’s leading choirs, Harlem Gospel blends contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues.
Every year the internationally acclaimed choir selects a distinct theme for its world tours, with this year being the “Queen of Soul”, enriching their performance with songs from the great Aretha Franklin.
The group, which is based in Harlem, New York was established in 1989 by Allen Bailey and comprises of 65 members, ranging in age from 17 to 70. The have toured the world, logging two million travel miles.
For one night only in Athens, fill your soul with the incredible voices and unique energy that is the Harlem Gospel Choir.
ABOUT 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.
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