Sweet Chariot – Thomas Rutling and The Road to Freedom

  1. July 5, 2015 3:15 pm

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Date(s) - 24/07/2015
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Royal Hall

Ripon Road



An evening to celebrate two journeys: the extraordinary life of Thomas Rutling, who was born a slave in Tennessee and died in Harrogate a hundred years ago; and the journey from the music he sang – negro spirituals with the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1870s – to the electrifying sounds of gospel music today.

Featuring the celebrated tenor Ronald Samm, extracts from Rutling’s autobiography and the Celebration Gospel Choir, this an evening for anyone who loves music and history and the link between the two

Tickets: £16. Available online: http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/whats-on/ ; over the phone on 01423 562 303; or in person at the Harrogate International Festivals Box Office, 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB

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