Manhattan Concert Productions presents their 20th Anniversary concert season opener at world-renowned Carnegie Hall on March 18 at 8:00pm with a fantastic evening of gospel and rhythm! Featuring Robert Ray’s stirring Gospel Mass performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and professional soloists, led by Maestro Anton Armstrong. Enjoy $7 tickets (value $110) with discount code TSK30663 for this one night only concert!

For centuries, the world’s great composers have set the Ordinary of the Mass in a wide variety of styles. Composer Robert Ray has surrounded these texts with the joyous styles of contemporary African-American music in his Gospel Mass. All six movements work collectively to form a truly powerful performance experience.

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus, led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Jerry Blackstone performing Byrd’s “Ave verum corpus”, Brahms’ “Der Gang zum Liebchen”, Runestad’s “Alleluia”, and more.

Maestro Blackstone served as director of Choirs and Chair of the Conducting Department at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance for 30 years. In 2006, he received two Grammy Awards (“Best Choral Performance” and “Best Classical Album”) as chorus master for the critically acclaimed Naxos recording of William Bolcom’s monumental Songs of Innocence and of Experience. The recent Naxos recording of Milhaud’s monumental L’Orestie d’Eschyle, on which Blackstone served as chorus master, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award (“Best Opera Recording”). 

TO BOOK: Use this exclusive code on any seat in the house: TSK30663
– Insert this Promo Code when booking online at www.carnegiehall.org
– Mention this Promo Code when booking over the phone at CenterCharge 212-247-7800, or in person at the Box Office at West 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Booking fees may apply

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