A SYMPHONY CELEBRATION: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA WITH DR. HENRY PANION, III focuses on messages of humanity, peace and love. The program features the five-time Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama with conductor Dr. Henry Panion, III, and a full symphony orchestra. Hailed as "Gospel Titans" by Rolling Stonemagazine, this beloved group - which has collaborated with everyone from Mavis Staples to Stevie Wonder to Prince on the world's most prestigious stages rose to fame in the segregated South with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live shows. The concert features a combined choir from Alabama's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including Alabama State, Alabama A&M, Miles College, Tuskegee University and Talladega College. Choirs from Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham also join the show. Dr. Panion has arranged and orchestrated many of the Blind Boys' classic hits for this unique presentation. The program also includes compelling, story-driven vignettes about the artists and their songs.
Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 49 seconds
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