Abyssinian 200: A Celebration

Posted on April 2nd, 2008 in Concerts | Tags: abyssinian mass, gospel, jazz at lincoln center, jazz at lincoln center orchestra, new york

On April 10, 11, 12 & 19, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates The Abyssinian Baptist Church’s bicentennial with Abyssinian 200: A Celebration, a special mass and world premiere of music written by Wynton for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir.

Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III delivers a rousing sermon in this special concert event, which supremely melds jazz and gospel traditions.

WBGO 88.3FM and XM Channel 70 will broadcast Abyssinian 200: A Celebration on April 12 at 8 p.m.

April 10, 11 & 12, 2008 8 p.m. at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., New York, NY.

April 19 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place (formerly 138th St.) between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. and Malcolm X. Blvd., New York, NY

Tickets for the concerts at Frederick P. Rose Hall are $30, $50, $75, $95, $120
Tickets for the concerts at the Abyssinian Baptist Church are $50, $75, $100, $200

All tickets are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via www.jalc.org

Video from Abyssinian 200 performance