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Great gospel
Singing Christmas for Ray Charles
There’s a hand-clapping treat in store for fans of the genre with the visit of the Jubilation Gospel Choir to Santa Cruz on December 13.

05.12.2015 - The Jubilation Choir formed in Montreal, Canada, in 1982.  Its long and impressive record encompasses both traditional and contemporary gospel that has delighted audiences for decades.  They have performed with such greats as Celine Dion, Oliver Jones, Martine St-Clair, and The New Kids on the Block and regularly sing out at some of the world’s best music festivals. 

The choir has recorded eleven CDs, some of which have won Juno Awards, and was joint winner of the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album for the compilation Oh happy day with Queen Latifah: An all-star musical celebration that also featured Jon Bon Jovi and Joss Stone amongst others.

Another exciting moment that marked the history of the group and gospel music in general was the union of the legendary singer, saxophonist and pianist Ray Charles and the voices of the Jubilation Choir.  Together, they created an unprecedented musical show, not only to entertain the crowds, but also to spread a positive message to the whole of society.  Ray Charles had never before sung gospel but was soon engulfed by the happy and celebratory world of the genre in a spectacular performance which touched the soul of millions of viewers and is still popular to this day.

The Choir’s show at the Adán Martín Auditorium will pay tribute to the great artiste with a range of specially adapted Christmas classics such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The Little Drummer Boy.

So if you would like to enjoy a little festive spirit and some incredible singing see: for more information and tickets.   The show starts at 8pm and entrance cost €23.   

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