TIFTON — A mesmerizing performance of classic spirituals is sure to sweep over the audience like a warm wave of hospitality when Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College presents the American Spiritual Ensemble, college officials said in a statement.
The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m., Jan. 23, at the First Baptist Church of Tifton main sanctuary.
The performance is a part of the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series.
ABAC Presents! is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency — the National Endowment for the Arts.
The American Spiritual Ensemble has a mission to "preserve the incredible legacy and share the meaning of the American spiritual," college officials said. "This critically acclaimed professional group is composed of some of the finest voices in the classical music genre and these vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their superb renditions of classic spirituals."
Each member of the ensemble is an accomplished soloist and they "engulf patrons with their undeniable sound with each spiritual on the song list," college officials said. "Jazz and Broadway numbers that highlight the Black experience will also be a part of the afternoon."
Southwell is the ABAC Presents! series sponsor and J.C. and Jo Bell are the season sponsor. Unique event sponsors include Julie Hunt/Captain D’s and Mary Glynn Hendricks. The preferred sponsor is South Georgia Banking Company.
Community partner sponsors are Ann Herzog, Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals, Dr. and Mrs. Larry Newton, McDonald’s/Tifton Housing Authority and Prince Automotive. The exclusive hotel sponsor is the Hilton Garden Inn of Tifton.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at arts.abac.edu. or by calling the ABAC Ticket Line at (229) 391-4895. Tickets will also be available at the door. ABAC students will be admitted free with their ID cards.