Harlem Landmark All Saints Church to Present Benefit Gospel Concert

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NEW YORK — The Catholic Church of All Saints in Harlem, which was recently designated as a New York City landmark, will present a benefit gospel concert, Sept. 30, 3 p.m., featuring the All Saints Gospel Choir and special guests.

Guests include Singing With A Testimony from Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Liberated Praise, Liberty Baptist Church, Elizabeth, N.J.

This is All Saints’ first concert since its designation as a landmark earlier this year by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12 years old, and free for children under five.  Proceeds benefit church repairs and renovations.

All Saints was designed by James Resnick Jr., architect of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grace Church, two of New York City’s most renowned churches. The dramatically massed and finely detailed building, inspired by 12th century Italian Gothic churches, was constructed between 1883 and 1893, and is symbolic of Harlem’s rapid growth at the turn of the century. It is one of the first Catholic churches to be designated a New York City landmark in more than 25 years.

The church is located at 47 East 129th St., near several subway lines. For ticket information, call  212-534-3535. Friars serving the parish include Christopher Keenan, OFM, Neil O’Connell, OFM, and Glenn Humphrey, OFM.