A Feast for Eyes and Ears: Newly Landmarked All Saints Church Presents Benefit Gospel Concert. At 3pm on Sunday, September 30, 2007, the Roman Catholic Church of All Saints presents a benefit gospel concert featuring the All Saints Gospel Choir and special guests Singing With a Testimony (Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY) and Liberated Praise (Liberty Baptist Church, Elizabeth, NJ).
This is All Saint’s first concert since its designation as a landmark earlier this year by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12 years old, and free for children under 5 years old.
The proceeds from the concert benefit church repairs and renovations. All Saints was designed by James Resnick, Jr., the architect of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grace Church, two of New York City’s most renowned churches. The dramatically massed and finely detailed building, inspired by 12th century Italian Gothic churches, was constructed between 1883 and 1893 and is symbolic of Harlem’s rapid growth at the turn of the 20th century.
It is one of the first Catholic churches to be designed a New York City landmark in over 25 years. The church is located at 47 East 129th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, and conveniently located a short walking distance from the 2, 3, 4,5, and 6 trains. Call (212) 534-3535 for tickets and further information.