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Harlem Gospel Choir coming to Israel

One of world's most famous gospel choirs to perform in Jewish state in late November

Even if you've never been to a Harlem Gospel Choir concert, you've probably seen the group – which will make its first visit to Israel in November – at some point in the past. Perhaps in Madonna's "Like a Prayer" video or in the memorial concert for Michael Jackson last year, or maybe on one of dozens of talk show programs on American TV which have hosted one of the world's most famous gospel choirs.


The Harlem Gospel Choir was founded on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, January 15, in 1986. Since then, for the past 26 years, they haven't stopped singing, often in front of royalties, popes and presidents, including Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela.


The group's 65 members, ranging in age from 17 to 70, have already shared the stage with the likes of U2, Keith Richards, Diana Ross, Sinead O'Connor, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Lisa Marie Presley, and many more.


In Israel they are scheduled to hold three gigs at Zappa clubs across the country starting November 29. The performances will include gospel church classics, as well as Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson songs. Tickets will be offered for NIS 199 (about $52).



פרסום ראשון: 10.18.12, 14:21
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