The Harlem Gospel Choir - The 2014 Tour
America's most popular gospel ensemble, the Harlem Gospel Choir, is back
on tour with an electric collection of traditional and modern gospel classics. Don't miss your chance to see these glorious
choristers rock Telluride, CO; Clayton, NY; and Marshalltown, IA. Of course, you can always check out their regular gigs at
the BB King Blues Club in New York, NY and The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC every Sunday for the ever-popular gospel brunch.
Can't make this most recent round of dates? No sweat! The Harlem Gospel Choir tours regularly, and their list of engagements
is always being updated on StubHub – home of all your concert ticket needs.
The Harlem Gospel Choir give concerts
in countries across the world, from Ireland to Slovakia to Japan. They also perform at locations all over America, from community
hubs to the most distinguished destinations. Past venues include Harvard University, Madison Square Garden, Morristown's Community
Theatre, and New York's Temple Shaaray Tefila. They are guaranteed to fill the house at each and every show, so don't miss
this soul-stirring opportunity to see them live and in finest form.
About The Harlem Gospel Choir
Harlem Gospel Choir would be founded on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 1986 by Allen Bailey. Founding the choir would be only
one highlight of Bailey's long and illustrious career in the arts and entertainment. At just thirteen years of age, he traveled
with Frankie Lyman and The Teenagers. Lyman would suggest that Bailey start using his innate interpersonal skills to earn
money advancing concerts. During his studies at Ohio State University, he would be one of the first to book Aretha Franklin
to perform at a college. He would go on to promote and advance stars such as Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, and Isaac Hayes.
Despite his success, he would continue to be much involved with the Harlem community, with efforts such as co-directing the
world famous Harlem Jazz Festival. So when Bailey noticed the popularity of Harlem gospel churches among tourists, he would
immediately grasp the potential of bringing Harlem gospel music to audiences across the globe.
The choir has forty members
from ages seventeen to seventy. There are four branches: two that tour around the world, one that tours the U.S., and one
that works in Harlem and the rest of New York. The international branches tour in groups of nine, and have visited such diverse
locales as Australia, the Czech Republic, and Morocco.
What began as a way to raise awareness of Martin Luther King,
Jr. would blossom into an integral part of New York's community. The choir not only performs at the weekly gospel brunch but
also at a number of the city's schools during Black History Month. They perform yearly at the Children's Museum of Manhattan
and other cultural and educational centers. They have partnered with numerous charities, including Feed The Children, the
Food Bank of New Jersey, and Voices of September 11.
The Harlem Gospel Choir has enjoyed
steady success since its inception, thanks to the infectious power of gospel music and Allen Bailey's expert leadership. They
have an impressive track record of television appearances, celebrity endorsements and notable collaborations. They would perform
for Presidents Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, as well as for Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. They would have spots
on popular shows such as Good Morning America and The Colbert Report. Oprah Winfrey, Lyle Lovett and even the U.S. Department
of Defense have all expressed their gratitude for the choir's musical offerings. In its twenty-eight years, the choir has
shared its irrepressible energy with musical greats of all genres, collaborating with luminaries such as Sirs Keith Richards
and Elton John, U2's Bono, Harry Belafonte, Gorillaz, and Andre Rieu. Their sold-out performances are hallmarks of their popularity
and acclaim. Be sure to get your tickets at StubHub before they're gone!
In 1999, the chorus would
make history as the first gospel ensemble to perform in China. True to form, they would have such an enthusiastic reception
(even though most of that audience had never before encountered gospel music) that they were re-booked right away. They performed
in China for the third time in 2012.
The Harlem Gospel Choir Concert Experience
Gospel music, and the
Harlem Gospel Choir especially, is a participatory experience that can only be truly understood in a live setting. Your feet
will be tapping, your soul will be singing, and you might just even get on stage and dance in this one-of-a-kind full-body
phenomenon. This choir is a cultural institution of almost thirty years, and consistently delivers an ecstatically lifting,
deeply moving performance that occasionally stirs in jazz and blues. Get ready to sway, stamp and soar with the inimitable
Harlem Gospel Choir. The power of their hearts and harmonies may just change your life. Don't miss out – buy your tickets