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A Soulful Christmas: With Special Guest, Richard Smallwood A Soulful Christmas: With Special Guest, Richard Smallwood A Soulful Christmas

Kimmel Center Presents

A Soulful Christmas

Tuesday
Dec 13, 2016
7:30 PM
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Overview

The annual A Soulful Christmas returns this winter with an inspiring, uplifting communal gathering of regional choristers, performing holiday spirituals and gospel favorites! Lights go out as thousands of people hold flashlights and sing "Silent Night"!  There is no better way to feel the Christmas spirit.

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This year's performance will feature the legendary gospel recording artist Richard Smallwood, along with over 500 of Philadelphia's church and community choir members, praise dancers, their directors and dynamic seasonal homilies by their pastors. 

 

ARTISTIC AND MUSIC DIRECTOR

Dr. J. Donald Dumpson

 

PHILADELPHIA HERITAGE CHORALE

Dr. J. Donald Dumpson, Conductor

 

PHILADELPHIA HERITAGE CHORALE YOUTH DIVISION

Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Conductor

Youth from regional Church Choirs and Temple University Children’s Chorus

 

CICELY L. TYSON PERFORMING &

FINE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT CHOIR OF EAST ORANGE, NJ

Norma Jean Hughes, Conductor

 

EAST ORANGE CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

Libby Gopal, Conductor

David Malyszko, Accompanist

 

1ST DISTRICT MASS CHOIR OF THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Presiding Prelate of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Reverend Justin Powell, Minister of Music

Sheila D. Booker, Assistant Director

 

BRIGHT HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH MASS CHOIR

Reverend Carmen C. Marshall, Executive Pastor

Minister Gary J. Taylor, Minister of Worship, Sacred Arts, and Media

 

DELIVERANCE EVANGELISTIC CHURCH MASS CHOIR

Pastor Glen Spaulding, Senior Pastor

Alex Ingram, Minister of Music

 

ENON TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH MASS CHOIR

Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior Pastor

Reverend Cherylynne Smith, Associate Pastor of Worship

Dr. Cassandra W. Jones, Director of Music and Arts Administration

Garland “Miche” Waller, Director of Music and Arts

 

CITYWIDE PRAISE DANCE COLLABORATIVE

Ingrid Broadnax, Coordinator

 

with guests:

Brian Lenair, Saxophone

Marvin Mills, Organist

Patty Jackson, WDAS Radio Announcer

Dwayne McDonald, WNAP Radio Announcer

This lineup is subject to change.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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