Harlem Gospel Choir brings soul to Miller Auditorium

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Photo of the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Harlem Gospel Choir performs at Miller Auditorium Friday, Jan. 27.

KALAMAZOO--The world-renowned Harlem Gospel Choirwill perform with Kalamazoo's own Northside Association for Educational Advancement

GospelFest Choir at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium.

The Harlem Gospel Choir travels the globe with voices that reflect the renaissance of Harlem's culture and the American spirit of gospel, bringing people and nations together through its music and by raising funds for children's charities. Every concert is a celebration featuring harmonious songs of love, hope and inspiration.

The Harlem Gospel Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who got the idea during a celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. It presents the finest singers and musicians from Harlem's black churches and the New York and Tri-State area. The choir has entertained royalty, President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Sir Elton John and two popes, and performed at the memorial for Michael Jackson. It has appeared alongside 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, among others.

Learn more about the choir at harlemgospelchoir.com.


The Harlem Gospel Choir at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer and the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Tickets are on sale now and range from $15 to $35. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco Card is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2245.