Wortham Center Presents
American Spiritual Ensemble
January 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
A critically acclaimed group comprising more than a dozen of the finest singers in the classical world, American Spiritual Ensemble has thrilled audiences across the globe with a dynamic and soul-stirring repertoire that highlights the black experience. With a mission to keep the American Negro spiritual alive, the group’s live performances — combining the singers’ talents with an accompanist and an African drummer — range from spirituals to jazz, dance and Broadway numbers. Each of the group’s vocalists are accomplished soloists in their own right, performing with the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala and New York City Opera, and, together, they create musical magic that “holds listeners in a joyful spell” (Sewanee Today).
The American Spiritual Ensemble performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.
John & Marsha Ellis, Nancy Houha, Jim King & Jayne Cleveland, Henry LaBrun, Jill & Joe Lawrence, Dianne & David Worley, Lach & Jennifer Zemp
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)