By Matthew Blank
18 Oct 2013
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau performs Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour, an historic and uplifting celebration taking place in performing arts centers and churches in the U.S.
On this unique tour, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and Chorale Le Chateau perform Marsalis’ composition Abyssinian Mass, a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation, and vocals.
Never has Marsalis coalesced the codes of sacred and secular expression more successfully than with this 2008 extended work, commissioned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street in Harlem.Upcoming tour dates follow:
St. Louis, Missouri – Touhill Performing Arts Center
Kansas City, Missouri – Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Messiah College
New Haven, Connecticut – Yale University, Woosley Hall
New York, New York – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Boston, Massachusetts – Symphony Hall