Multi Grammy® Award winning Blind Boys of Alabama
perform the soul-stirring holiday gospel concert Go Tell It On the Mountain," sharing the stage with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
at the Kimmel Center on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 8pm
. A staple in the music industry for performing traditional gospel since the 1940's and 1950's, the Blind Boys of Alabama reinvented itself in 2001 with the release of three consecutive Grammy®-award winning albums that rewrote traditional Southern gospel to include greater blues, soul and folk influences. The group was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the legendary Stevie Wonder at the 34th Annual Vision Awards in June 2007. Their performance includes a line-up of holiday selections, classic hits, as well as a sneak peak of their upcoming January 2008 release of Down in New Orleans
. Fellow New Orleans natives the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
will also perform selections from their latest CD, a re-telling of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On
, the band's interpretive and powerful response to Hurricane Katrina.
This concert is the eleventh concert in the World & Pop Series scheduled for the Kimmel Center Presents 2007/2008 season. The next concert in the series will be Gerald Veasley's Jazzy Christmas at the Kimmel Center on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 8pm.
Tickets for the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are $35, $42, $50 and $60, and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.
A limited number of $10 tickets are available for every Kimmel Center Presents performance at the Kimmel Center. Tickets go on sale the day of the event and can be purchased at the Kimmel Center box office beginning 2.5 hours prior to curtain time and 11:30am for matinees. Limit one ticket per person.
For more information contact Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.