Gospel According to Caramoor
Sunday, August 5th at 4:30pm
Special Discounts for Groups includes Children Under 12 Years Old Free!
To order group tickets, please call Matt Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 252
Spend the afternoon picnicking on the spacious lawns then join us for an afternoon of joyous, spiritual music!
The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is one of the pre-eminent gospel choirs in the world,
and travels the globe sharing the joy of faith through music.
The Lee Boys are a family band from Florida who grew up in the church where both their father and their grandfather were the pastor. They are one of the premiere sacred steel ensembles -- a unique form of gospel music noted for its hard-driving, blues-based beat -- and are known for their audience-pleasing mix of transitions from spiritual soul to upbeat jazz to funk.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Harlem Gospel Choir
Harlem Gospel Choir is the premier American Gospel Choir. It has traveled the world for 26 years; sharing its joy of faith & raising funds for children’s charities. Allen Bailey founded the Choir in 1986, and today the Choir presents the finest singers & musicians from the black churches in Harlem & the New York City area. The theme of every performance is “bringing people & nations together and giving something back.”
The Choir have performed for Royalty, President Obama, Nelson Mandela, Elton John and two Popes, and at the memorial for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. They have performed alongside superstars including Andre Rieu, Diana Ross, Bono, The Chieftains, Simple Minds, Live, Sinead O’Connor, Kim Wilde, Lyle Lovett, Josh Groban, Lisa Marie Presley and the Gorillaz.
The Choir embodies the spirit of American Gospel. Every concert is infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing; a gospel celebration! The Choir’s rich harmonies and dynamic sound are unfettered and joyous.. Their harmonious songs of love, hope and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul, lift your spirit and take your breath away!
The Lee Boys
The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Each member began making music at the ages of seven and eight in the House of God church they attended in Perrine, Florida. Here they underwent a rigorous course of training in a variety of musical instruments, including lap and pedal steel guitars. Born and raised in Miami, each of The Lee Boys grew up in the church where their father and grandfather, Rev. Robert E. Lee, was the pastor and a steel player himself.
"Sacred steel" is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations. Influenced by the Hawaiian steel guitar fad of the 1930s, brothers Willie and Troman Eason brought the electric lap steel guitar into the worship services of the House of God church in Jacksonville, Florida. The Pentecostal congregation embraced the soulful sound, and over time this unique sound became the hallmark of the church. The pedal steel guitar was added to the mix and soon became the central instrument. The Lee Boys are part of the fourth generation of musicians in this faith.
These engaging artists perform well in a variety of venues ranging from intimate club settings to performing arts centers to large festival stages. Their music attracts audiences from the jamband, folk, blues and Gospel worlds. They’ve performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and will continue influencing audiences worldwide with their “sacred steel.” Their tour calendar includes over 100 major festival performances, including headline stops at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Memphis in May, Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Austin City Limits, Philadelphia Folk Festivals, MerleFest, DelFest, Wanee and All Good Festival.