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Two Indianapolis gospel choirs – one from Indiana Bible College and the other from Calvary Temple of Indianapolis – will perform with Yolanda Adams on Feb. 19 at the Palladium concert hall in Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts.

The gospel groups will sing two selections with Adams. The concert, “Jazz Meets Gospel with Take 6 and Yolanda Adams,” is part of the “Jazz Roots: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series.”

“The center’s mission is to bring world-class performers to Central Indiana,” said Steven B. Libman, president and CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts. “Pairing local choirs with our season’s first jazz concert is exactly the type of collaboration we want to nurture and encourage. In the coming months and years, we will continue to combine local performers with artists from around the world.”

During the 8 p.m. sold-out concert, the two gospel groups will sing as a combined choir. Together the choirs prepared “The Battle Is the Lord” and “Victory” to perform with Adams.

Dean of Music Lindel M. Anderson directs the Indiana Bible College Choir. Worship and Creative Ministries Pastor Vernon Piercey directs the Calvary Temple choir.

Adams, a four-time Grammy-winner, will perform in Carmel just days after her appearance at the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards show. During the televised portion of the Grammy Awards, her performance paid tribute to “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.

Adams’ music combines elements of R&B, soul and gospel into a signature sound. Members of Take 6, also a Grammy-winning group, sing a cappella in an eclectic blend of jazz, pop and gospel.

Single tickets for the center’s inaugural season, which is presented by St. Vincent Health, are on sale now. Tickets for upcoming concerts are available at the Palladium box office, One Center Green, by phone at (317) 843-3800 or online at www.TheCenterForThePerformingArts.org.

The Center for the Performing Arts, which is currently under construction in the Carmel City Center, includes the newly-opened 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater (opening in August) and the 200-seat Studio Theater (opening in March).

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