FRIDAY, FEB 9 at 9:30PM
Witness a one-of-a-kind performance with six-time Grammy-winning group The Blind Boys of Alabama, conductor Dr. Henry Panion, III, and a full symphony orchestra in the new music special A SYMPHONY CELEBRATION: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA WITH DR. HENRY PANION, III. Hailed as "Gospel Titans" by Rolling Stone magazine, the 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 one-hour special was filmed in Alabama, and focuses on messages of humanity, peace and love.
Dr. Henry Panion, III has arranged and orchestrated many of the Blind Boys' classic hits for this unique presentation. The concert also 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. Woven throughout the program are compelling, story-driven vignettes about The Blind Boys and their songs.