American Spiritual Ensemble to perform in Jonesboro

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JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the American Spiritual Ensemble in the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music world, according to Dr. Michael Bowman, director of Fowler Center.

Founded by Everett McCorvey in 1995, the group has sung in theaters and opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and abroad in Italy, Germany, Britain, Scotland, Spain, and Japan.

The members of the American Spiritual Ensemble are soloists in their own right, with the vocalists having performed around the world with their own renditions of classic spirituals, jazz, and Broadway numbers.

The mission of the American Spiritual Ensemble is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive, according to a press release announcing the performance. The group has presented diverse concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

All seating is reserved. Individual tickets are $35 and $25 for adults, and $28 and $20 for senior citizens, students, and A-State faculty and staff, and $15 and $10 for A-State students with a current ID. Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.

For more information, contact the Fowler Center at (870) 972-3471, 201 Olympic Dr.  in Jonesboro.

Tickets may be purchased at the Central Box Office in the First National Bank Arena, 217 Olympic Drive, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the Central Box Office by clicking here.

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American Spiritual Ensemble / Pic via ASU University Communications

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