The Wortham Center is excited to announce that 19/20 Artist-in-Residence Shana Tucker will be on site Thursday, January 14 at 7pmfor her concert originally scheduled during the 19/20 season. Due to COVID safety measures, this performance will be presented virtually in an interactive format live from the Diana Wortham Theatre stage.
To celebrate the new year and to say thank you to our community for keeping the Wortham Center strong, this participatory concert will be free! Audience members will participate via Zoom. Shana and her band will be able to see you on a projected screen, enjoy your reactions, respond to you, and to talk with you in real time via the chat box.
If you are not a current ticket holder, you can register for your free ticket on our website. You must register to participate in this concert.
If you are a current ticket holder for the Shana Tucker concert, you will automatically receive an invitation to participate in the virtual concert (one per household/email address). You do not need to take any further action. Your ticket purchase amount will automatically be converted into a credit to be used for another stunning Wortham Center performance in the future. Credits will be extended until June 2023. Learn more
American Spiritual Ensemble brings the stories and lessons of history alive with The Power of Spirituals, a virtual experience presented by the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts that combines the singers’ captivating vocal talents with the moving words and interviews of former slaves. The critically acclaimed group, comprising more than a dozen of the finest singers in the classical world, comes together for this intimate and soul-stirring show on January 19 at 7pm.
Drawing from interviews in the recently published book In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals by Eileen Guenther, The Power of Spirituals virtual experience takes the audience on an interactive journey, shining a light on events of the past and offering hope and reconciliation for the present. Learn more / Get tickets
The program concludes with a Q&A and virtual meet-and-greet with American Spiritual Ensemble founder and musical director Everett McCorvey, as well as In Their Own Words author Eileen Guenther.