Carnegie Hall Announces Star-Studded Lineup for A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION, 12/6

Carnegie Hall today announced the all-star lineup for A Night of Inspiration, an evening of spiritually uplifting music on Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Under the direction of multi-faceted producer, composer, and music director Ray Chew, the special guest artists will include Yolanda Adams, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, Cantor Azi Schwartz, and singers from the New Faith Church from Cape Town, South Africa. Additional guest artists are to be announced. This show is being presented in partnership with Chew Entertainment - a full service production company owned by Ray and Vivian Chew.

Tickets for A Night of Inspiration will go on sale on Monday, August 29 at 8:00 a.m. and are priced between $36 and $81. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by phone at CarnegieCharge (212-247-7800), or online at carnegiehall.org. Subscription packages are currently available.

Artist Information
Music Director Ray Chew performs at the helm of award-winning musical events with the world's most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Prince, Justin Beiber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Barry Manilow, Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Hudson, and Quincy Jones. Currently Ray is in his sixth season as the music director for ABC's Dancing with The Stars giving his music takes on current and classic hits.

Previously Ray served as music director for Fox's American Idol, where he inspired some of the best talent in the competition's history and produced over 300 contestant iTunes downloads. He has also served as music director for several network television series including It's Showtime at the Apollo and BET's Sunday Best. Ray's long-standing history with the BET Network, heading up the music for their biggest annual events include: BET Honors, Celebration of Gospel, and the BET Awards.

Ray's music direction is sought after for prestigious music specials and historic landmark events including the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2015 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, The President's Inaugural Neighborhood Ball, and the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards. In 2014, with the blessings of Milton DeLugg-who had previously held the seat for 50 years-Ray was handed the baton to musically direct NBC's broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade... an 88 year tradition.

Ray's work with orchestras as a conductor and a composer has carried him to prestigious venues all over the world. From the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. to the Nobel Peace Prize broadcast in Norway, Ray's in demand sound can be found on various television and film scores.

At Carnegie Hall, he curated A Night of Inspiration-a sold out all-star concert to promote diversity at the famed venue. He conducted a 63-piece orchestra joined by a 125 voice mass choir for notable artists from the gospel and secular communities.

Ray's company, Chew Entertainment is looking forward to bringing back to the Carnegie stage their second A Night of Inspiration in December 2016. This staple event, in addition to Carnegie, will also premiere in Tel Aviv and London.

Program Information
Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION

Ray Chew, Music Director
Yolanda Adams
Shirley Caesar
Donnie McClurkin
Cantor Azi Schwartz
Richard Smallwood
Dionne Warwick
New Faith Church from Cape Town, South Africa
Additional artists to be announced

Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Chew Entertainment.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.



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