Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert

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Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert
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Remarkably, back in 1966 jazz legend Duke Ellington arrived in downtown Phoenix with his big band where they performed his concert of “sacred music” with the Trinity Cathedral Choir. This pivotal work signified a new musical movement – one that combined jazz and spirituality, exhibiting Ellington’s showmanship and his deep religious faith. Now exactly 50 years later, we recreate this momentous event for its historic anniversary. Joined by the 16-piece MCC PAC Jazz Ensemble, this spectacular concert features pieces from Ellington’s ground-breaking program of sacred masterworks.
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By: Phoenix Chorale