How Great Thou Art Concert, With Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LaBelle, and Sandi Patty, Premieres on PBS November 28
The concert, featuring the American Pops Orchestra, was filmed in Washington, D.C., in May.
How Great Thou Art: A Sacred Celebration,
which features a 25-piece ensemble of The American Pops Orchestra,
debuts on PBS stations across the country November 28 at 8 PM ET; check local listings.
With performances across classical, pop, Motown, and country genres, the lineup includes Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown);
Grammy winners Patti LaBelle, Sandi Patty, and Will Liverman; Tyler
Hughes, Haselden Ciaccio, and Stephanie Duckworth; plus Luke Frazier, the founder and music director of The American Pops Orchestra.
The concert, filmed May 16 at the United Methodist Church
in Washington, D.C., also features guest vocalists Sean Bell, Rachelle
Brittany Chanell Johnson, Hilary Morrow, Chris Richie, and Chris
Urquiaga, plus singers from The Congressional Chorus, Howard University,
George Mason University, The Reston Chorale, and St. Paul's United
The concert includes the following songs:
“Since a very early age, some of the music that has
inspired me the most is from being raised in the church,” said LaBelle in an earlier statement.
“That music created a foundation for my love of singing. And I have
never lost that love and passion for this music. No matter your religion
or beliefs, sacred music has the power to inspire, uplift, motivate,
and comfort us. I am so grateful to share some of this inspiring music
with you alongside my dear friends Kristin Chenoweth and Sandi Patty. I
hope you will join us for this very special evening!”