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Harlem Gospel Choir to perform Feb. 5 at North Central College

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Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir will present an inspirational performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The Harlem Gospel Choir, founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, is a gathering of the finest singers and musicians from various black churches in Harlem. The choir travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music and, whenever possible, raising funds for children’s charities. Their songs of inspiration—such as “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Amen” and “Amazing Grace”—touch the depths of the soul and raise spirits to angelic heights. Tickets are $40 and $30; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469). Special offers are available. Harlem Gospel ChoirThe choir last year performed on “Good Morning America” from Times Square in New York City as part of a tribute to Michael Jackson on the day of the King of Pop’s funeral. In 2008, the choir performed for 60,000 people at Pope Benedict XVI's Concert of Hope at Yankee Stadium, and in 2007 the group performed the Elvis Presley hit “In the Ghetto” with Lisa Marie Presley in Madison Square Garden for the “Oprah Winfrey Show.” The Harlem Gospel Choir has performed with or for Bono and U2, Sir Elton John, Pope John Paul II, Diana Ross, Jimmy Cliff, Lyle Lovett, Harry Belafonte, Mary J. Blige and many others, and has appeared in concert across the United States and throughout Europe. Visit www.harlemgospelchoir.com for more information about the ensemble. This event is partially underwritten by Nicor. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

01-10-2010