Friday, February 5, 2010

Tribute to the Father of Gospel Music

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the Father of Gospel at Riverside Church:

Date: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Location: South Hall

Join us as we begin begin a tribute to American Master Thomas A. Dorsey, blues pioneer and “Father of Gospel Music.”

An interactive workshop, to be led by vocalist, music historian, and lecturer Tami Tyree, will highlight many aspects of his life and music. Ms. Tyree, a member of Riverside and longtime soloist of its Inspirational Choir, is founder and facilitator of Echoes of our Ancestors. Wycliffe Gordon, world-class trombonist and composer, will perform at the workshop.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. Registration is required to receive instructional materials for this course. Please call the Education office at 212.870.6833 to reserve a space. The deadline for registration is February 1.

The tribute to Mr. Dorsey will climax with a concert on Sunday, February 21 at 3:30 p.m. featuring Ms. Tyree and guest artists.

Admission to the concert is $10.00 at the door.
[image of Dorsey via Gospel City]

Are you a fan of
Dorsey's? Who is your favorite Gospel singer?

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