Major acts to appear at College's Norton Center for the Arts in January
RELEASED: Jan. 5, 2006
DANVILLE, KYA Grammy-winning Broadway star, a flamboyant Baroque ensemble, and a world-famous gospel choir are the headline acts at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts in January.
Red Priest—Tuesday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.
One of the major success stories on the international Early Music scene, Red Priest is an English ensemble that has redefined the art of baroque music performance. Combining the fruits of extensive research with swashbuckling virtuosity, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stage craft, Red Priest gives over 60 concerts a year in some of the most prestigious festivals and venues in Europe, Australia and the United States. Critics have acclaimed their performing style as "electrifying," "sonically supercharged," and "deliciously twisted."
Harlem Gospel Choir—Wednesday, Jan 18, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18 will be an evening of inspiration with the Harlem Gospel Choir, a world-famous ministry group composed of singers from churches around New York's Harlem neighborhood. The Choir has performed for Nelson Mandela and Pope John Paul II, and recorded with U2, the Chieftains and Diana Ross. One of the pre-eminent gospel choirs in the world, the Harlem Gospel Choir travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music and raising funds for children's charities.
Melissa Manchester—Saturday, Jan 28th, 8:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester takes the Newlin Hall stage to perform songs from When I Look Down that Road, her first studio album in 10 years, as well as such instantly recognizable hits as "Midnight Blue," "Don't Cry Out Loud," and the Grammy-winning "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." Manchester has had a long and successful career as songwriter, performer, and actress (in film, television and on Broadway). I n 1980 she was the first singer to have two movie themes nominated for an Academy Award--"Through The Eyes Of Love" from Ice Castles and "I'll Never Say Goodbye" from The Promise .
For more information on all of these shows, call the Norton Center box office at (859) 236-4692 or toll free 1-877- HIT-SHOW (448-7469).
Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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