Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Bluesfest Tours
Witness the living legends of gospel music.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognised worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five GRAMMY® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career spanning over 70 years.
Known for transcending musical boundaries, their remarkable interpretations resonate with a power that’s unmistakably their own. From timeless gospel favourites to the spiritual and contemporary works of songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince, and Tom Waits, experience soul-stirring harmonies and ‘gutsy improvisations that leap heavenward’ (The New York Times). Having collaborated with luminaries including Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and many more, their electrifying performances have graced some of the most iconic stages on television, from The Tonight Show to The Colbert Report. In this joyous and uplifting occasion befitting of Melbourne Recital Centre’s 15th birthday celebrations, witness what critics have lauded as an experience ‘that reaches across decades, belief systems and genres’ (Relix).
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‘They proclaim their reverence in close harmonies and gutsy improvisations that leap heavenward.’ – The New York Times
‘They are, simply put, national treasures.’ – Garden & Gun
‘Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience…the best moments come when the group join forces for stirring harmonies.’ – The Washington Post
‘… they made the rafters ring.’ – CMT.com
‘A glorious gospel experience so intense you can feel your sternum throbbing as your body absorbs the offering’ – No Depression
‘… this is music that reaches across decades, belief systems and genres, its sole goal to spread some joy.’ – Relix
‘Soulful and spiritual, one can never go wrong with The Blind Boys of Alabama…’ – WXPN Philadelphia
‘…an experience that is both musically and spiritually inspiring.’ – Country Weekly
‘Their sound remains rich and timeless…’ – The New York Times
See one of the world’s greatest gospel groups perform live.
Hear soul-stirring harmonies and gutsy improvisations.
Think about The Blind Boys’ remarkable career and their unwavering passion in sharing the power of gospel music with listeners.
Feel uplifted by this spiritual and soul-enriching performance.
This production is part of the following series:
Saturday 6 April 2024 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
A reserve $109
B reserve $89
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Mobtix is a special allocation of tickets that allows First Nations peoples both within and outside Australia access to a discounted rate for certain concerts. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Australia are eligible, as well as Māori, Pasifika and First Nations people from other countries.
To book, simply select the Mobtix price type. This price type is subject to availability.