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The Key’d Up Gospel Experience
February 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20.00
Albeit recognizable to arguably every American citizen and many throughout the world, Traditional Gospel Music’s historical roots have yet to be completely formalized, accepted, and studied. An intimate experience of this American genre in song, body movement, percussive rhythms, and piano, will shed light on this rarely appreciated American art form. From the pioneers of gospel music such as Thomas Dorsey, to the everlasting works of Richard Smallwood and Edward and Walter Hawkins, right up to contemporary artists such as Kirk Franklin and Walt Whitman, the Plattsburgh State Gospel Small Choir, under the Artistic leadership of Dr. Dexter L. Criss and Andrea D. Ogle, will create a unique musical experience from these gifted gospel artists and composers.
The Key’d Up Gospel Experience, with light percussion and harmonic voices, will focus heavily on how the piano influenced the evolution of Traditional Gospel Music to its current art form. Please join us on February 11th and 12th for a deeply moving and joyful concert experience curated specifically for Piano by Nature’s audience. We are thrilled to have this incredible Plattsburgh gem in our midst, and look forward to presenting two unforgettable concerts of profound ‘unity through song and harmony through people.’