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Duke Ellington Orchestra ‘Sacred Concert’ – Westminster Abbey 24th October 1973 005

Duke Ellington Orchestra ‘Sacred Concert’ – Westminster  Abbey 24th   October 1973 005

Inside front cover and page 1 of a programme for a Duke Ellington concert at Westminster Abbey, in aid of the the United Nations, 1973. Page 1 features an order of events for the concert.

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Duke Ellington at Westminster Abbey
on United Nations Day Wednesday 24 October 1973 at 8 pm
in aid of the United Nations Association Welcome by Sir Colin Crowe, G.C.M.G, Chairman of the United Nations Association
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Duke Ellington and his Orchestra with Alice Babs, Toney Watkins
and The John Alldis Choir, Director John Alldis Conducted by Roscoe Gill Jnr.
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‘Sacred Concert’ specially written for this historic event by Duke Ellington
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The Very Revd. Dr. Eric S. Abbott,
Dean of Westminster will conclude the concert by reading the Preamble to the U.N. Charter and a prayer for the United Nations.