Gospel and jazz music unite tonight for a Palm Sunday collaboration between Lowcountry Voices and The Charleston Singleton Jazz Ensemble.
The performance, "Jazz Meets Gospel," will be at 5:30 p.m. today at Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St., in downtown Charleston. The event's goal is to unite gospel and jazz music lovers for a performance featuring the two popular music genres and cultures, each with Lowcountry roots.
North Charleston-based Lowcountry Voices, founded by Nathan Nelson, performs standard chorale repertoire with an emphasis on African-American musical traditions.
The choir has performed in collaboration with several events associated with the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and venues throughout the Lowcountry and beyond.
Most recently, the choir performed for the "Lift Every Voice" concert tribute to Nelson Mandela. Jazz leader Charlton Singleton, an Awendaw native, leads his own ensembles of varying sizes and styles. Concert ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org or 597-6114 or by contacting the church at 722-2561. For more, go to www.lowcountryvoices.com or call 1-800-828-0948.
Jennifer Berry Hawes