Music for the Hearing Eye: Concert Atop the Crypts (presented by The Divine Hand Ensemble)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM

This summer the Divine Hand Ensemble returns to Laurel Hill for their annual performance atop the crypts. Witness Mano Divina, leader of the Ensemble, harness electricity with his fingertips and draw music out of the air as master of the Theremin, an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player. In addition to this rare instrument, the Ensemble includes a string quartet, classical guitar, two harps, a glockenspiel, a soprano and a tenor, together rendering an unforgettable listening experience. Bring your own blankets or beach chairs, picnics, and/or beverages.

The Ensemble has performed at venues throughout the region including Sellersville Theater, PhilaMoca, The Franklin Institute and a special concert for Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families in 2015. Their music has been described as hypnotic, breathtaking and mesmerizing, an “amalgamation of magic, science and music.” There are thus few more appropriately ethereal settings to take in the power of this performance than historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, where the Ensemble will be performing a selection of contemporary and classical compositions for the twenty-first century audience.

This twilight concert will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 6:00pm, (with a prescheduled rain date of Sunday, June 2 at 6:00pm.) Gates open at 5:00pm. Ticket holders can check in at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot directly across the street from the Gatehouse.

The cost is $20/person general admission. Advance reservations are requested. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

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