Christmas Soul Music Celebration at The Rathskeller at The Athanaeum
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 5:00pm
Indiana Performing Arts Centre is pleased to announce their next production,Soulful Christmas, which will be performed at The Rathskeller at 401 E. Michigan Street on Sunday November 25th, 2012.
Time: 5:00pm show time.
Get your holiday groove on! Cozy up to the fire and connect to the soulful side of the season, as exemplified by the all-star roster of urban contemporary, R&B, and traditional Christmas songs.
We have always loved the music created at the junctions between genres:
Doo-Wop and Soul (The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes); and songs of Traditional Christmas Music.
Pop and Soul (anything from Motown, early Smokey Robinson). But every strand of Soul music seems to pass through one particular crossroads Christmas music.
This area has long been neglected by collectors, probably because we have all overdosed on the saccharine Christmas offerings that find their way onto the airwaves in early December and relentlessly bombard us until New Year’s. But there are some astonishing performances out there, and we have some of the best here for your seasonal delectation.
They are an eclectic bunch. Some are soulful versions of traditional hymns, carols or popular songs. Others are originals composed specially for the holidays. One is merely a recitation, but no less powerful for it. What they have in common is that, for whatever reason, the singers rose to the occasion and delivered terrifically soulful performances.
Although we are posting this in time for Christmas, no matter what time of year you are listening to these songs (and they sound great in July!) we hope the holidays are good for you.
Date: Sunday November 25
Ticket Price: $20
Door: 3- hours prior to show-time
Order by phone (317) 294-7005
The Rathskeller at The Athanaeum
401 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204