TEGUCIGALPA – To celebrate Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy brings to Tegucigalpa the internationally acclaimed gospel group, the Harlem Gospel Choir on February 2-6, 2015. The Harlem Gospel Choir will perform modern gospel music deeply rooted in the spirituals sung by African slaves in America. This Arts Envoy program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States of America and Honduras and will highlight freedom of expression and social inclusion and showcase the diverse artistic talents of American music.
The Choir has performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu and most recently Pharrell Williams. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI) and have recorded with the likes of Keith Richards and The Chieftains.
Presentations open to the general public free of charge are:
Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Manuel Bonilla National Theater (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Manuel Bonilla National Theater (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
In addition to the presentations, the choir will conduct workshops on voice techniques with local music students and choirs.
The arrival of Harlem Gospel Choir coincides with the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Manuel Bonilla National Theater.