Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir


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In a Nutshell

15 singers and four drummers perform traditional gospel songs, original songs in Senegalese style, and Muslim hymns

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 9/21 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Detroit Music Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Detroit Music Hall's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. BBQ begins 2 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $85 for two to see the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir with a barbecue and an open bar (up to $167.40 value)
  • When: Sunday, September 21, at 4 p.m.
  • Where: Detroit Music Hall
  • General admission
  • Door time: barbecue begins at 2 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

When Julien Jouga was only 19, he founded a musical institution that would endure for more than half a century. Founded in 1950 and based out of Dakar, the company of 15 singers and four Sengalese-style drummers perform a huge variety of songs based in gospel traditions, the indigenous polyphonies of their homeland, and solemn Gregorian chants. Audience members may recognize a number of the hymns and gospel songs, such as “Amazing Grace” and “The Storm is Passing Over,” but the repertoire expands far beyond that niche. The Choir also sings original compositions by Jouga—who wrote in the four official languages of Senegal—and combines Catholic liturgy with Muslim songs heard at Dakar mosques. Audiences might also get to see Senegalese dance and instruments such as the kora.

Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.

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