Winter 2020 Season

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MYSTIC CHORALE: RAISE THE PRAISE
Gospel 2020
Led by Jonathan Singleton
with special guest artist Athene Wilson

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The Mystic Chorale continues its 30th anniversary celebration with MYSTIC CHORALE: RAISE THE PRAISE. The 250-voice chorale led by director Jonathan Singleton will present two joyful and spirit-filled concerts celebrating the chorale’s annual tradition of devoting an entire season to gospel music.  The concerts will include a diverse mix of spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel, all united by themes of love and hope.

The concert program will feature gospel classics like Dottie Peoples’ He’s an On-Time GodRain on Us by John P. Kee; Marvelous as sung by the West Angeles Mass Choir; as well as Mystic Gospel favorite On Holy Ground as sung by Barbara Streisand, and a hand-clapping favorite, Swing Low Sweet Chariot!

Special guest artist Athene Wilson is an award-winning jazz, gospel and R&B vocalist. Her singing career began at the tender age of seven in a small Pentecostal church in Jamaica, where she sang in several church choirs until her transition to Boston where she started her professional singing career.  Athene has toured nationally and internationally to great acclaim, and has accompanied Patti LaBelle, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson and James Taylor as a background singer.   As our special 30th anniversary guest soloist, Athene Wilson is sure to lift Mystic Gospel to new heights!

Singer fee: $105.  Scholarships available.
Sign up starts Monday, December 2.

Rehearsals
Weekly Rehearsals: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 7 – February 25   7:30-9:30 at First Parish UU Church, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington

Sectional Rehearsals (may be used as make-up): Thursday, January 23 for Sopranos & Altos; Thursday, February 6 for Tenors & Basses

Dress Rehearsal:   Thursday February 27, 7:00-10:00 at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont Street, Boston

Concerts

Saturday February 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Sunday March 1, 2020 3:30 pm