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The Harlem Gospel Choir Brings Its Gospel Celebration To The Lincoln

The Harlem Gospel Choir Brings Its Gospel Celebration To The Lincoln

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound, and infectious energy. For more than two decades, they have been America's premier gospel choir, thrilling audiences around the globe with the inspirational power of black gospel music.

As part of Columbus' celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, CAPA presents the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Friday, October 5, at 8 pm. Tickets are $30 and $40 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

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 musical heritage to America and combined it with their new faith-Christianity. This unique musical tradition, born of the hardship and trials of slavery, forever changed the country's musical landscape and created the roots for blues, soul, and rock.

Performing modern gospel classics as performed in the black churches of Harlem today, the Harlem Gospel Choir has performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams, JamieXX, Sia, Sam Smith, The 1975, and American Authors. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter, and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI), and have recorded with Keith Richards, The Chieftains, and Trace Adkins.

The choir performed with Sam Smith at the 2018 Grammy Awards, at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the past two years, and at the NBC Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center with Jordan Smith and Pentatonix.

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