Sweet Honey in the Rock to Play CAPA, 12/5
Internationally renowned a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock presents a one-of-a-kind seasonal concert, celebrating music from many faiths and religions of the globe through stunning vocal prowess rooted in the rich textures of African-American legacy and traditions. With American spirituals, Latin, Chinese, African, and Hebrew influences, this program honors the holiday spirit from Christmas to Kwanzaa, including traditional holiday standards such as "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "This Little Light of Mine," and more blended with new holiday favorites.
CAPA presents Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays at the Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.) on Thursday, December 5, at 8 pm. Tickets are $20-$50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Individuals aged 13-25 may purchase $5 PNC Arts Alive All Access tickets while available. For more information, visit www.GoFor5.com.
This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsor David and Mo Meuse and 2013-14 CAPA season sponsor American Airlines.
Challenge and change are the themes underlying the 39-year career of the revered female African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock. In the course of creating its adventurous and diverse mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel, and R&B music with excursions into symphonic and dance theater, 23 vocalists have passed through the group, formed as a quartet in 1973 at a workshop at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company in Washington. Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, and Mie drew their name from the first song they learned, "Sweet Honey in the Rock," based on a Biblical psalm.