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American Spiritual Ensemble

January 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$21.50
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Masks are required in the Clayton Center

The American Spiritual Ensemble (ASE) is composed of some of the finest classically trained vocalists in the United States. The ASE roster of over 100 singers includes New York Metropolitan Opera soloists, New York Broadway veterans and over 10 professors of voice from colleges and universities across United States. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Everett McCorvey, the group has given over 500 performances around the globe. 

The mission of ASE is to aid in the preservation of the American Negro Spiritual . Consequently, through the ongoing live presentation and recording of this American folk music, the classically trained voices of ASE beautifully capture the haunting genius of these folk melodies. 

Above all, spirituals are the folk songs of the American Negro Slave. When Africans were brought to America as slaves, they lost their traditional music as well as their freedom. As a result, they added African chants, rhythms and harmonies to the Christian songs they learned and created spirituals. As a result,  today, people sing spirituals to raise their spirits, strengthen their faith, and create a sense of community.

The mission of ASE is to aid in the preservation of the American Negro Spiritual . Thus, through the ongoing live presentation and recording of this American folk music, the classically trained voices of ASE beautifully capture the haunting genius of these folk melodies.

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Date:
January 21, 2022
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$21.50
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Organizer

Clayton Center for the Arts
Phone:
865-981-8590
Email:
info@claytonartscenter.com

Venue

Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804 United States
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Phone:
865-981-8590