Duke Ellington in Basílica de Santa María del Mar - the 1960's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 299-304:

[We performed, in the 1960’s] the ‘Sacred Concert’ in Barcelona's ancient Church of Santa Maria del Mar. The audience in Barcelona entered into the spirit of the finale, burst into the aisles, and joined in the dancing… The choir in Barcelona, which later came to sing with us in Orange, had a flavor all its own because of the way its members pronounced the English words… In both Paris and Barcelona the Swingle Singers were part of our Sacred Concerts. The capper was the concert we did in Barcelona, where Alice Babs rejoined us. She took ten curtain calls, and when we went into …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 299-304. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429709336436 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Basílica de Santa María del Mar


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:28:56 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:57:08 +0100