Special Event: Amazing Grace with Gospel Tribute by Toronto Mass Choir


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Aug 11, 2019 3:30 PM
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Runtime:87 min
Country Listing:USA
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Director(s):Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack


Featuring a special live Aretha Franklin tribute by the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir!

Hallelujah! The electrifying musical hit of 2019, hailed as “one of the greatest concert films of all time,” Amazing Grace returns to our screen for a soul-stirring celebration of the Queen of Soul. Finally released for the world to see, this long-shelved film from Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack captures the emotional power and transcendent voice of Aretha Franklin as she records her bestselling live gospel album at Los Angeles’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972. Experience Franklin’s history-making two-night performance—which includes a spellbinding rendition of “Amazing Grace”—on the big screen, preceded by a live musical tribute by Canada’s premiere gospel choir. 

Recently celebrating its 30th season under Artistic Director Karen Burke, the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir has released 12 albums and brought its distinct and vibrant gospel sound to festivals and venues throughout Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean and Europe.

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