PS21 Presents: The Legendary Ingramettes Celebrates Juneteenth in Hudson, NY

  • June 16, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
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Description

Come Celebrate Juneteenth with PS21 in Hudson, NY with boisterous performance by The LEGENDARY INGRAMETTES

The Legendary Ingramettes are Richmond's "First Family of Gospel," bring their roof-raising harmonies to Hudson in a celebration of Juneteenth on June 16. Inspired by the Black gospel quartets of the 1940's and 50's, the all-woman group has shared stages with Clara Ward and other luminaries, toured the US and Europe, and recorded for the storied gospel label, Nashboro Records. 

PATHWAYS Workshop at Shiloh Baptist Church in Hudson, NY 

14 Warren St, Hudson, New York

Following the church service at around 12:30 pm, The Legendary Ingramettes perform a few songs then hold a discussion about the history of gospel music moderated by Tanya Jackson in partnership with Who We Be! 

Performance at PS21 Pavilion 

6 pm Performance

This PATHWAYS Performance is presented in Partnership with Who We Be!, organized by Tanya Jackson. Before the performance, the Legendary Ingramettes will offer a brief history of the gospel tradition and a Q&A open to audience members. 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Six decades of music, sixty-five years of song, generations tied together through the force of will of a matriarchy of powerful women. This is the story of African-American gospel quintet The Legendary Ingramettes, founded by Maggie Ingram to keep her family together through hardship, and now led by her daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller, who has carried on  Maggie’s legacy since her death in 2015. Inspired by the black gospel male quartets of the 1940s and 50s, The Legendary Ingramettes bring roof-raising harmonies and explosively powerful vocals, all driven by the voices of women. Based for many years out of Richmond, Virginia,  Take A Look In The Book is the group’s first release under  Almeta’s leadership. A scintillating vocalist in her own right, the album showcases Almeta’s bold new vision and towering vocal abilities, with backing by her niece Cheryl Maroney-Yancey, sister-in-law Carrie Jackson, Maggie’s goddaughter Valerie Stewart, and a rock-solid rhythm section. The album draws on songs from new Appalachian sources including Ola Belle Reed and Bill Withers, and reworks family favorites, some of which date back to old spirituals. Produced by state folklorist Jon Lohman as part of the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, Take A Look in the Book was recorded over just three days in Richmond, with most songs being cut in one take to capture the power of the group’s incendiary live performances. A live show from The Legendary Ingramettes is a house-rocking affair, with audiences getting whipped to a gospel fervor, and the recording comes close.

Date & Time

Sun, Jun 16, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)
PS/21 Inc

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A vibrant center for contemporary performance in the Hudson Valley, PS21 “presents work that challenges and invites” (The New York Times): adventurous productions by leading and emerging American and international artists in music, dance, and theater, and visionaries creating entirely new genres. On our open-air Pavilion Theater stage, across our expansive, unspoiled grounds, and in the diverse surrounding communities, PS21 cultivates and presents productions that transcend aesthetic boundaries and revitalize existing artistic languages and grammars. Throughout the year, we host developmental residencies for dancers, musicians, actors, and creators of original, even unclassifiable new work. Rooted in community collaboration, PS21’s programming engages creatively with critical global and social issues. It is a mecca for innovative and original artistic voices, a destination for performance that can be experienced nowhere else in the region. PS21’s Pavilion Theater is a green-energy marvel surrounded by 100 acres of unspoiled meadows, trails, and woodlands that are a haven to wildlife and visitors across the region.  Integrated into our unspoiled campus, the theater embodies our commitments to the public: open, inviting, and optimized for their enjoyment and encouraging citizen expression and participation.

 

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