The Charleston Gospel Choir is set to present an encore performance of its sold-out April event entitled Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Saturday, September 28, 5 p.m. at Citadel Square Baptist Church, 328 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC under the musical direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Jason A. Dungee.
The undisputed Queen of Soul, whose gospel-tinged R&B music displays one of the greatest voices in recording history, Aretha Franklin is considered an American musical treasure—performing for over 50 years, from singing in her church choir, to her award-winning professional career which began at age eighteen.
From her time growing up as the daughter of a prominent African-American preacher to her death last August, Franklin was immersed and involved in the struggle for civil rights and women’s rights. Her songs Respect and Natural Woman became anthems of these movements for social change.
Through song and narration, the Charleston Gospel Choir will pay homage to Ms. Franklin’s musical achievements and activist legacy in performance of moving gospel and R&B standards made famous by Ms. Franklin including her arrangements of the iconic Beatles Let It Be, Paul Simon’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, and her toe-tapping arrangements of How I Got Over and What A Friend We Have in Jesus.
“Not since we debuted Crowns: African-American Women and Church Hats has one of our programs sold out so quickly and appealed to so many. A voice recognized globally, Aretha Franklin inspired generations of artists with her unique gospel style and delivery. We are honored to reflect on her legacy and hope our performance reminds the community how much she inspired music around the world,” said, Lee Pringle, Choir Founder and producer of the event.
Tickets and Information
Charleston Gospel Choir
Queen of Gospel and Soul: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin Encore Performance
Saturday, September 28, 2019 • 5 p.m.
Citadel Square Baptist Church, 328 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
General Admission Tickets
$25 adults; $10 children/students with ID
www.charlestongospelchoir.org; (866) 811-4111
or at door (cash or check only) up to one hour before event