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Danbury’s New Hope Baptist Church Mass Choir to open: Harlem Gospel Choir to present holiday concert in Danbury

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The Harlem Gospel Choir

DANBURY, CONN. — Ives Concert Park will host the Harlem Gospel Choir for “a joyful gospel concert for the holidays” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Danbury’s New Hope Baptist Church Mass Choir, under the direction of Bro. Rhashon Mclean, will open.

According to the group’s website, the Harlem Gospel Choir performs “contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues,” and “is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America’s premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.”

The choir has performed “alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams and most recently with JamieXX, Raury, KBS Korean Traditional Music Orchestra and Lang Lang, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Sia, Yolanda Adams and The 1975. They have performed for three presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI), Ban Ki-Moon and the UN General Assembly. They have recorded with Keith Richards, The Chieftains and Trace Adkins, among others.”

For tickets, visit For more information, contact Ives Concert Park at (203) 837-9226.



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