Washington Performing Arts Society
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with Wynton Marsalis
with Chorale Le Chateau, Damien Sneed, conductor
Commissioned to celebrate the 2008 bicentennial of Harlem's historic Abyssinian Baptist Church and composed by Wynton Marsalis, Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration weaves together rich textures of jazz harmony and improvisation with the powerful melodies and call-and-response tradition of gospel music and spirituals.
Performance Timing: Two hours, 15 minutes, including one intermission.
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