Sine´ad O'Connor

July 26–27

Sinéad O’Connor:
The Gospel Sessions

Sinéad O’Connor, Ireland’s most renowned female vocalist, has always imbued her music—in any genre—with a powerful sense of raw spirituality. So perhaps it should be no surprise that this multiplatinum-selling artist has always harbored a deep love for the sounds of classic soul gospel music, one of the most joyful and deeply spiritual forms of music anywhere in the world. Sinéad’s personal soundtrack has always been marked by artists like Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the Staple Singers, and for these two special nights at Alice Tully Hall, she treats audiences to a joyous romp through some of her favorite songs of that era, with a few surprises along the way, backed by a band specially assembled for this event which includes members of The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Soul Stirrers under the musical direction of Oscar- and Tony-nominated composer and pianist Bob Telson. A follow-up to her jaw dropping cameo at last year’s Lincoln Center Festival tribute to Curtis Mayfield, this exclusive concert is Sinéad’s only U.S. appearance this summer. Guest performers include The Inspirational Voices of The Abyssinian Baptist Church.