Fifth Ave. @ 82nd St.
Description: Celebrate the holiday season with a rousing evening of gospel music, spirituals, anthems, and Christmas carols.
Founded in 1979, the Ensemble has performed at Carnegie Hall for the Korean Sacred Choral Festival, at the Beacon Theater with the critically acclaimed Three Mo' Tenors, and performances of the highly popular Nativity at the United Palace Theater sponsored by the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Ensemble has also performed for former South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and made its debut with the New York Philharmonic in the Emmy-nominated Live from Lincoln Center excerpts from Porgy and Bess.
Venue Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located at 1000 Fifth Ave. on the Upper East Side, accommodates some of the greatest cultural treasures in the world, representing art from around the world and every time period from the Stone Age to the present. The museum houses the finest American art in the world, as well as an impressive collection of European, Greco-Roman, and Ancient Egyptian art. The Egyptian Art gallery includes a whole temple that was shipped to America as a gift.
The Cloisters A branch of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters are devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The building itself is built with actual chapels, cloisters and other pieces of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Inside, one can see sculpture, tapestries, magnificent stained-glass windows, and more. The most renowned treasures include the Book of Hours by Jeanne d'Evreux, the Bury St. Edmonds cross, the Chalice of Antioch, and the Unicorn Tapestries. The Cloisters are situated on the beautiful rolling grounds of Fort Tryon Park, which has magnificent views of the Palisades.
Hours: Friday-Saturdays 9:30am-9pm. Sunday, Tuesday?Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm.
Recommended Admission (includes main building and The Cloisters on the same day): $25; $17 seniors 65 and older; $12 students; free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. No extra charge for any exhibition. Tickets available at ticketweb.com or 1-800-965-4827.
For more information: 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org
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