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THE PHILADELPHIA HOLIDAY TRADITION "A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS" HONORS LADY TRAMAINE HAWKINS ON THE KIMMEL CENTER'S CULTURAL CAMPUS DECEMBER 12

Posted on October 18, 2017

 

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THE PHILADELPHIA HOLIDAY TRADITION A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS HONORS LADY TRAMAINE HAWKINS ON THE KIMMEL CENTER’S CULTURAL CAMPUS DECEMBER 12
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 2017) –– American gospel singer Lady Tramaine Hawkins will be honored at the Philadelphia holiday tradition, A Soulful Christmas, in Verizon Hall on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. This uplifting event returns for its fifth year with a communal gathering of regional choristers performing holiday spiritual, gospel and classic favorites. This year’s performancewillalso feature special guest, Marvin Mills, on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. 

“Sharing this heartfelt evening with the Philadelphia community is one of my favorite moments of the season,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This tradition perfectly embodies the holiday spirit, bringing communities together as one to celebrate and reflect through music and the spoken word.”

 Lady Tramaine Hawkins was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. Her lead vocals on such classics as Changed, Going Up Yonder, Holy One, and The Potter’s House are absolutely incomparable. Audiences will be invited to sing along with some of these iconic songs during the concert.

 “Lady Tramaine Hawkins is going to fill our souls with some of her soul-stirring hits and the joyous sounds of Christmas,” said Artistic and Music Director J. Donald Dumpson. He will lead hundreds of singers during the spectacular finale of lights. “A Soulful Christmas is a one of a kind program where clergy and musicians from many denominations unite on one stage for one purpose— to tell the Christmas Story through the spoken word and song!”

There will also be performers from the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale Youth Choir, Philadelphia A.M.E. Mass Choir, Citywide Praise Dance Collaborative, Deliverance Evangelistic Church Mass Choir, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Mass Choir, Mount Carmel Baptist Church Combined Choir, New Covenant Church of Philadelphia Mass Choir, the Philadelphia Catholic Gospel Choir, and Philadelphia Heritage Chorale will lend their voices to create the mesmerizing sounds of A Soulful Christmas.

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour (November 16, 2017, Academy of Music), Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks Tour (November 17, 2017, Academy of Music), La Noche (December 11, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio), Tuba Christmas(December 17, 2017, Commonwealth Plaza), and STOMP (December 26 –31, 2017, Merriam Theater).

A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS
Verizon Hall
December 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $35.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See kimmelcenter.org for more information.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

 

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