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Spelman Glee Club Performance with Kathleen Battle and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 | 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Location
  • Atlanta Symphony Hall
  • 1280 Peachtree St NW
  • Atlanta, GA 30309

Kathleen BattleKathleen Battle: Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the incomparable soprano Kathleen Battle and the ASO for an evening of moving spirituals inspired by the journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad. The Spelman College Glee Club will be featured artists along with the Morehouse College Glee Club. 

 Please Note: Due to popular demand, the concert is SOLD OUT. 

An Unparalleled Voice . .  . An Impeccable Career . . .
(an excerpt from Battle's biography on https://www.atlantasymphony.org)

In recital, Kathleen Battle has mesmerized audiences around the globe with her unique artistry and vocal beauty. Of her Carnegie Hall recital debut, New York Newsday declared, "In an age when the vocal recital has practically gone the way of the dinosaur, this was a thrilling case for its return."

Kathleen Battle's gifts as a singer extend beyond the realm of classical music. Her work as a great interpreter of spirituals is documented on a joint recital with Jessye Norman, Spirituals in Concert (DG). Her pure emotional power in this music of joy and sorrow cuts through all cultural boundaries. As the Vienna Kurier put it, "Kathleen Battle sang so beautifully in the spiritual 'Heaven is one beautiful place,' she came pretty close to heaven." 

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