American Spiritual Ensemble in concert on Wednesday

Everett McCorvey directs the American Spiritual Ensemble in a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Feb. 2. Photo by Jonathan Palmer.

Everett McCorvey directs the American Spiritual Ensemble in a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Feb. 2. Photo by Jonathan Palmer.

By any measure, the Lexington-based American Spiritual Ensemble has had a pretty good winter tour. During the 22-city journey, the ensemble has played the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Our Lincoln performance, sung in Gettysburg on the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, performed at one of the stops of the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania, and recorded an interview and performance for Bob Edwards show on Sirius XM satellite radio. An air date for the show has not been announced.

As it does most years, ASE brings the show home. The 25-voice ensemble performs at First Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25). If you have not heard the Spiritual Ensemble before, you really shouldn’t miss their program, which resulted in involuntary mass sock removal at Our Lincoln.

One person whose socks were knocked off was Edwards, who had producers invite the ensemble of mostly professional opera singers to be on his show after hearing them at the Lincoln program, which he hosted.

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