Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee
Milwaukee Gospel: Jubilee at The Pabst
To Benefit Progressive Community Health Centers
Friday, February 21, 2014 | 8:00 pm
Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells Street
Purchase at pabsttheater.com or (414) 286-3663
On February 21, the longest continually-performing black gospel quartet in Milwaukee, the Masonic Wonders, will headline a jubilant evening of music at the Pabst Theater.
Milwaukee Gospel: Jubilee at The Pabst brings together five local quartets for a survey of this historic music, seldom seen outside of the churches where it is performed. Black gospel’s influence on soul, jazz, blues, and rock is an undisputed fact, and this concert is a chance for music fans to experience the lift this music delivers.
Joining the Masonic Wonders are the Queens of Harmony, Victory in Praise Youth Choir, the Genesis Singers, and the Sharon Travelers, all backed by a rockin' house band. Milwaukee Gospel will be hosted by emcee, Jimmy Westmoreland of WGLB 1560AM Incredible Gospel.
“This show is a first and long overdue, a chance to hear the music that has been lifting spirits across this city for a long time,” said John Sieger, a Milwaukee songwriter and musician who is also one of the concert organizers. “Gospel music is the Mount Everest in the middle of the American musical landscape.”
The Milwaukee Gospel concert, held during Black History Month, benefits Progressive Community Health Centers. All proceeds will aid in the building of a new health care facility to replace Progressive’s deteriorating Lisbon Ave. Clinic. It is natural that that these two groups come together for this event, as they both work to help the disadvantaged in our city, one ministering to the physical, the other to the spiritual.