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Symphonic Gospel Spirit

Symphonic Gospel Spirit

Date: 1 Mar
Time: 19:00
André J Thomas conductor

NaGuanda Nobles soprano
Jason Dungee tenor
Brandon Boyd piano
London Adventist Chorale
LSO Community Choir
Hackney Empire Community Choir
Hannah Brine Choirs
Milton Keynes Community Choir
London Symphony Orchestra

The moving power of gospel music meets the dynamism of the London Symphony Orchestra, in a concert conducted and curated by André J Thomas.

Using the combined forces of the London Symphony Orchestra and the massed voices of gospel choirs from across London, Dr Thomas sheds new light on gospel music. Experience an evening of rich gospel sound, fortified by the dynamism of the LSO.

Exploring the African American musical tradition, Thomas juxtaposes the origins of gospel music with the most contemporary responses. By pairing timeless spirituals such as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot with the UK premiere of his gospel-style Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy, Thomas demonstrates the lasting impact of a music born 400 years ago.
arr ANDRÉ J THOMAS The Drinking Gourd, Goin' Up to Glory, Beautiful City
arr MARSH In That Great Getting Up Morning
arr BONDS He's Got The Whole World in His Hands
arr RODGERS Scandalize My Name
TRADITIONAL Swing Low Sweet Chariot
arr HOGAN Every Time I Feel The Spirit, This Little Light of Mine
arr BOYD Until I Reach My Home
arr ABELS How Majestic and What a Mighty God

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This Event is at Barbican

 Barbican Centre EC2Y 8DS Silk Street, London

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.


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