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New York Gospel Music Tour in English

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    Discover the history of African American gospel music in New York on this 4-hour Sunday tour. Connect with your guide at Trinity Church in lower Manhattan in the morning, then ride the subway over to Brooklyn together (own expense). Spend the next 2 hours on an informative walking tour of Brooklyn Heights while learning about the evolution of gospel music.
    Along the tour, see Plymouth Church, former home of the Jubilee Singers a cappella group that helped bring gospel into the mainstream. Hear stories about important figures in early gospel music, such as the ‘Father of Gospel Music’ Charlie A. Tindley and the influential artist Thomas A. Dorsey, who is said to have inspired the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Stroll past traditional Brooklyn brownstones and admire unmatched views of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
    Next, head to the historic Brooklyn Tabernacle, home of the Grammy-winning gospel choir. Attend a 2-hour Sunday church service featuring stirring sermons and the uplifting music of either the Brooklyn Tabernacle or a visiting gospel choir. When the service lets out, you can continue exploring Brooklyn on your own with a provided map, or your guide can point you in the direction back to Manhattan.
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    Reviewed 1 May 2019 via mobile

    We enjoyed a fantastic tour of Brooklyn heights with our guide, Katherine, who perfectly shared her knowledge of Brooklyn and gospel with passion. Thanks Katherine, not the first tour with you and I hope not the last either! Thumbs up.

    Thank janguim
    Reviewed 12 February 2019

    Loved it!! Our guide Galit was very interesting and knowledgable. Singing with the choir at the Brooklyn Tabernacle was so fun.

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Reviewed 8 January 2019

    My trip was back in November, sorry for the late review. Gallit was an amazing guide. And what a voice. The information of the history of gospel music was so enlightening. Also the history of Brooklyn was a bonus. And I learnt and saw so...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Dula A
    Reviewed 7 November 2018

    Doris, our tour guide was very helpful and fun in the way she toured us around and told us about Harlem and its history. BUT, the Gospel was not as expected. Only a couple of singers who were not really a choir! It was far...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    3  Thank mariaelenaamengual
    InsideOutTours, Manager at Inside Out Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

    This tour takes place in Brooklyn, not Harlem and we don't have a tour guide named Doris. You are reviewing the wrong company.

    Reviewed 8 July 2018

    Our guide Galit (hope to have written correct your name :-)) was awesome!!!! We had a great experience in Brooklyn discovering the roots of gospel music. I really suggest this tour to everybody!!

    Date of experience: June 2018
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