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"Harlem Gospel Choir:" Our music brings people relief "

November 15 2006

"Harlem Gospel Choir was founded in 1986 by musician Allen Bailey. The idea of the choir, performing gospel music, visited Bailey in Harlem at a ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.. He created the choir began to perform not only the gospel and spirituals, but also blues, jazz, and even songs from the repertoire of other popular artists - Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, etc. However, in the first place, the chorus focuses on gospel music. The name of this style literally means "good news", bright, bright and cheerful melodies gospel is always relevant and therefore made "a great success" of the modern audience. The Choir has performed with such stars like Cyndi Lauper, U2, Diana Ross, Avril Lavigne, Gorillaz. The staff sang for Paul McCartney, on the second album release "Yellow Submarine".

Speeches team successfully conducted in such major concert halls as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden. "Harlem Gospel Choir" pleased with his creativity viewers different corners of the planet. The Choir has performed in Britain, America, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Ireland, the Balkans, etc.

The audience, attended a concert band claim that "not necessarily be religious to enjoy such a positive, fun filled show."

According to the founder of the Harlem Gospel Choir "- Allen Bailey" Gospel Music is relieved suffering people. All are familiar with suffering, especially with all the existing problems in the world today. People yearn for relief, and our music brings it to them. " Manager Hoare Anna Bailey continued his thought: "No one lives an easy life. No one feels completely safe. Do we need hope now more than ever? It is, of course, we need not less. "

In honor of the 20 th anniversary of the chorus New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed January 15 2006 Afternoon "Harlem Gospel Choir in New York, and members of Congress called the group" cultural ambassador of Harlem. "

In today's repertoire of "Harlem Gospel Choir, still, there are a variety of songs, making the team comes to the concerts rather motley crowd, from graduates of conservatories and ending with fans are not too sophisticated pop-jazz. Name of the execution of the Gospel suggests, but aside from that direction, presented by such religious hymns as «Bless the Lord with Me», «Man From Galilee», «Jesus Can Work it Out», the program included songs, well-known interpretations of jazz and pop executing. During the Russian tour of "Harlem Gospel Choir will present to the public for songs from the repertoire of Louis Armstrong (« Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen »,« O When the Saints Go Marching in ») and modern pop classics (Potpourri of songs by Stevie Wonder, hits of Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie («We are the World») and R. Kelly («I Believe I Can Fly»). One of the songs that has the name «Aint No Mountain High Enough», before it drew the attention of singers "Harlem Gospel Choir, performed Marvin and Tammi Terrell Geem, and later - Diana Ross. Years later, she was featured in the movie" Come on, sister-2 "by Whoopi Goldberg and most of the cast of the paintings, including the singer Lauryn Hill .

Nov. 16 "Harlem Gospel Choir will perform in Moscow, in the Great Hall of the Conservatory, and the next day - November 17 - in the Concert Hall of the Tver Philharmonic Society.

Natalia Filippovich


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