Saturday 20 October 2018
Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir come to Cork Opera House this October 2018. For over two decades they have been synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy as 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 have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams and most recently with JamieXX, Raury, KBS Korean Traditional Music Orchestra and Lang Lang, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Sia, Yolanda Adams, and The 1975.
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!
Get ready to tap your feet, clap your hands, and even dance on stage to their high-energy, joyous and exuberant performance!
*Tickets may be subject to booking fees