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Piano by Nature: The Key’d Up Gospel Experience

February 11 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir with Dexter L. Criss and Andrea D. Ogle
The Key’d Up Gospel Experience: An Intimate Concert of Piano, Rhythms, Ballads, and Spirituals
Saturday, Feb. 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 12th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
At The Hand House, Elizabethtown, NY

Albeit recognizable to arguably every American citizen and many throughout the world, Traditional Gospel Music’s historical roots have yet to be completely formalized, accepted, and studied. An intimate experience of this American genre in song, body movement, percussive rhythms, and piano, will shed light on this rarely appreciated American art form. From the pioneers of gospel music such as Thomas Dorsey, to the everlasting works of Richard Smallwood and Edward and Walter Hawkins, right up to contemporary artists such as Kirk Franklin and Walt Whitman, the Plattsburgh State Gospel Small Choir, under the Artistic leadership of Dr. Dexter L. Criss and Andrea D. Ogle, will create a unique musical experience from these gifted gospel artists and composers.

The Key’d Up Gospel Experience, with light percussion and harmonic voices, will focus heavily on how the piano influenced the evolution of Traditional Gospel Music to its current art form. Please join us on February 11th and 12th for a deeply moving and joyful concert experience curated specifically for Piano by Nature’s audience. We are thrilled to have this incredible Plattsburgh gem in our midst, and look forward to presenting two unforgettable concerts of profound ‘unity through song and harmony through people.’

The Hand House parlor will open half an hour prior to performance time, and we encourage attendees to arrive early to avoid lines at check-in. Tickets are $20 per person. Reservations are required and may be made through email at or by phone at 518-962-8899. You may leave a message at either and seats will be obtained on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be no walk-ups available as our seating is limited.

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Elizabethtown, NY 12932 United States + Google Map

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