A swingin’ presentation of Duke Ellington’s famous Sacred Concerts, performed with soloists, a tap dancer and a Big Band!
In his fifty+ years of composition and performance, Duke Ellington composed three concerts of Sacred Music; the first was composed for, and premiered at, the opening of San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in 1965. It was instantly regarded as a watershed moment joining sacred music and jazz. Be prepared for a rich musical experience mixing faith and Ellington’s incomparable jazz.
“[Ellington’s Concert of Sacred Music] taps into Ellington’s roots in showbiz and African-American culture as well as his evidently deep religious faith, throwing it all together in the spirit of universality and sealing everything with the stamps of his musical signatures.”
— Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell