On 9 December, Lawrence Brownlee will will take a break from the Metropolitan Opera stage to give an intimate performance of spirituals in the underground crypt beneath The Church of the Intercession in Harlem. Brownlee will be accompanied by pianist and frequent collaborator Damien Sneed, and the concert will feature songs from their acclaimed Spiritual Sketches album, among others.
The concert is a part of Unison Media's Crypt Sessions, a new concert series in partnership with Intercession, which was inaugurated on 4 November by pianist and composer Conrad Tao. The series features some of classical music and opera's most exciting stars, in intimate performances tailored to the uniqueness of the space.
Tickets are $25, with all proceeds going to the church.
Lawrence Brownlee & Damien Sneed
9 December 2015 at 8pm
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