Davóne Tines - November 2 - Abyssinian Baptist Church - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Friday, October 20, 2023

Davóne Tines - November 2 - Abyssinian Baptist Church

Davóne Tines's set to perform in the title role in Mendelssohn's Elijah at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Central Harlem with the Dessoff Choirs and Cathedral Choir of the Abyssinian Baptist Church on November 2, 2023 at 7:30PM.

Davóne Tines is a gay, Black vocalist and creator who is "changing what it means to be a classical singer" (New Yorker). Davóne has been featured in CNN, Vogue, and W Magazine for his work which not only encompasses a diverse repertoire but also explores the social issues of today.

One aspect that adds a profound layer of significance to Tines's upcoming performance in Elijah is his personal connection to singing sacred music. 

In his childhood, Tines was exposed to a variety of music genres, including sacred and secular music. His upbringing in the area included a strong connection to the church, where he first began singing and was introduced to the transformative power of music. 

This connection to the church has been a significant part of his musical journey. As exemplified in his highly acclaimed Recital No. 1: MASS, Tines explores parts of the Mass and presents them in an order that accords with his own interpretation of a spiritual journey.

Tines's interpretation of Elijah in Mendelssohn's masterpiece not only showcases his exceptional vocal talent but also underscores his deep-rooted connection to sacred music, making this performance a unique and emotionally resonant experience.


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