Since Wynton Marsalis composed and recorded “In This House, On This Morning” two decades ago, he has remained committed to projecting a theme of universal humanism—and raising a joyful noise—while reflecting the form of the African American church service. Marsalis has never blended the codes of sacred and secular expression more successfully than with the 2008 extended work Abyssinian Mass, commissioned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street in Harlem.
This rare performance will revisit the masterwork by augmenting the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with a 70-voice gospel choir, Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed.
Artist: Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Ensembles: Chorale Le Chateau; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra