Washington Performing Arts Society's Men and Women of the Gospel Choir at Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for Washington Performing Arts Society's Men and Women of the Gospel Choir was Sunday January 25, 2009 / 4:00pm.
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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It was enthusiastic but all the music sounded the same. I like traditional gospel where you can hear the tune and lovely words. This was all praise music, loud, jazzy and redundant. The voices were good and the audience was really into it. We left a little early as it was not to my taste.
Washington Performing Arts Society Men and Women of the Gospel Choir
Stanley J. Thurston, artistic director
Valeria Foster, guest director
Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, guest composer
Come celebrate the message of hope through the joyful sounds of WPAS’ own Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, which has been hailed as “performing with one voice, with perfect ensemble, intonation and diction” by the Washington Post. Over 100 voices will feature music from Washington’s own Evelyn Simpson-Curenton as well as other noted gospel composers under the direction of its artistic director, Stanley Thurston.
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For 40 years Washington Performing Arts Society has created profound opportunities by connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, WPAS invites all to share lifelong opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding of the world through the universal language of the performing arts.
Established in 1965 by impresario Patrick Hayes, the organization flourished under Douglas Wheeler from 1982 to 2002. Now with the inspired leadership of President Neale Perl, Washington Performing Arts Society continues to be widely recognized as one of the leading presenters of the performing arts in the nation.