ST. CECILIA’S ASYLUM CHORUS
TO DEBUT ALL-STAR LINEUP AT PRESERVATION HALL
WITH SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM OF
TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN SPIRITUALS
& GULF COAST RESTORATION OUTREACH
Preservation Hall: Sunday, November 6 @ 11am:
Representing a broad cross-section of New Orleans’ ever-evolving music scene, St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus is a ten-piece vocal group whose membership includes Hannah Krieger-Benson (The Local Skank), Lucas Davenport (The New Orleans Bingo! Show), Helen Gillet (Wazozo!), Clint Maedgen (PHJB, TNOBS), Alexandra Scott (Hi-Fi Sky), Ashley Shabankareh (The Local Skank), Amy Trail (The Amy Trail Band, Pat O' Brien's Piano Bar), Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (The Mammals), Tim Robertson (Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys), and Michael Patrick Welch (The White Bitch). The chorus will be backed by a four-piece band led by Marc Stone (Marc Stone Band, Rockin' Dopsie) on guitar and featuring Keith Hajjar (Egg Yolk Jubilee, TNOBS) on drums. Please join us for this very special morning program featuring an emphasis on traditional Southern spiritual music on Sunday, November 6 at 11:00am.
Also present for these very special proceedings will be representatives from the Gulf Restoration Network. Gulf Restoration Network is the only environmental advocacy group with an exclusive focus on the Gulf of Mexico. For 17 years GRN has worked to unite and empower people to protect and restore the health of the Gulf region for future generations. In the wake of last year's BP drilling disaster, GRN has been dedicated to exposing the impacts of the disaster, holding BP and the government accountable, and ensuring that the lessons of the disaster are learned and acted upon. Currently, GRN is leading an initiative to allocate BP's Clean Water Act fines to restore the coastal wetlands of the Mississippi River delta which are turning into open water at the rate of a football field every hour, threatening the ecosystem we rely on for our fisheries and our natural storm defenses.
Advance tickets are available at www.preservationhall.com/tickets.
PRESS CONTACT / J. LLOYD MILLER / LLOYD@PRESERVATIONHALL.COM