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The Worcester Chorus: Ellington Sacred Concert

Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adult: $29-$45 • Student: $17.50 • Youth (18 & under): $7.50

TICKETS ON SALE JULY 14.

Buyers may choose their own assigned seats for this presentation.

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The Worcester Chorus

Directed by Chris Shepard, The Worcester Chorus is one of America’s oldest and longest-running choral ensembles. “Opera Night” will feature a breathtaking program of choruses and arias from your favorite classic works of opera. 

Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert

Duke Ellington called his Sacred Concert “the most important thing I’ve ever done” when it premiered in 1965 at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral.

Allmusic reviewer Richard S. Ginell awarded the concert recording 5 stars, saying “the concert taps into Ellington’s roots in showbiz and African-American culture as well as his evidently deep religious faith, throwing it all together in the spirit of universality and sealing everything with the stamps of his musical signatures.”

Ebony magazine called the piece “historic”, situating it as part of a larger movement in the mid-60s that brought together jazz and religion.

Joyce Tamer, Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Chorus is truly a local gem.

Details

Date:
Friday, April 28, 2023
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
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Phone:
508-799-1463
Website:
http://www.mechanicshall.org

Organizer

Music Worcester