Mosaic Soul brings folk music and spirituals to Adler Center

  • Mosaic Soul will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville.

    Mosaic Soul will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville. Courtesy of the David Adler Music and Arts Center

 
David Adler Music and Arts Center submission
Updated 11/8/2019 10:21 AM

The David Adler Music and Arts Center will present Mosaic Soul, a vocal ensemble blending traditional spirituals with folk music, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, as part of the ongoing Adler Gallery Series.

"Many of the modern musical genres that we all enjoy have roots in spirituals and folk music," ensemble director Phillip Armstrong said. "Mosaic Soul works to honor and highlight the progress of these beacons of American musical innovation."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Mosaic Soul's repertoire is rooted in spiritual music, and has been influenced by jazz, gospel, soul, R&B and funk music.

"We're very proud of our execution of traditional African-American spirituals, as well as our original works, like 'I Got a Home in a Dat Rock' and 'Over and Over,'" Armstrong said.

After appearing at the 2019 Festival of the Arts with their full band, the Mosaic vocalists will be accompanied by piano and percussion for a more intimate concert in the Adler Center's historic ballroom.

"Being a community and education-based group, we love sharing artistic space with like-minded organizations, and couldn't be more thrilled to be at the Adler Center," Armstrong said.

Tickets are available at www.adlercenter.org and early bookings are encouraged, as seating is limited. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Adler members and $10 for students.

The David Adler Music and Arts Center is dedicated to making music and the arts an integral part of everyday life, while celebrating the architectural legacy of renowned North Shore architect David Adler. Its year-round activities are designed to foster engagement and achievement in the arts for the people of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

The David Adler Music and Arts Center is at 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

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