Gospel themes by N. Williams, S. Caesar, P. Knapp, Chester D.T. Baldwin, F. Hammond, H. Francis, W. Hawkins, D. Lawrence and V. Mitchell
Barcelona Symphonic Band
Barcelona Gospel Messengers & Goizargi Gospel Choir
Ramon Escalé, choir conductor
José R. Pascual-Vilaplana, conductor
The energy, rhythm and voices of gospel music are contagious and full of lively magnetism. Concerts become an unforgettable collective experience in which performers and audience respond to the same beat. “It brings us closer to catharsis, taking the spirit to unexpected heights”, says José R. Pascual-Vilaplana. “It goes beyond what is strictly musical and touches the domain of human emotions,” comments Ramon Escalé.
Two of the best choirs from Euskadi and Catalonia join Symphonic Band to offer a top-class musical experience for the very first time. The programme includes traditional songs, such as Satan, We’re Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down and Yes Lord, Yes by recording artist Shirley Caesar – winner of 12 Grammy Awards –, contemporary ballads and updated versions of classics of the genre, like Phoebe Knapp’s Blessed Assurance.