The “First Family of Gospel”


Date:               Friday, February 16, 2024
Time:              Meet at McCarter at 7:30PM / Performance at 8:00PM
Place:              McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ  


Six decades of music, sixty-five years of song, generations tied together through the force of will of a matriarchy of powerful women. This is the story of African-American gospel quintet The Legendary Ingramettes, founded in Richmond, Virginia, by Maggie Ingram (who passed away in 2015) as a way to keep her family together through hardship. Inspired by the Black gospel quartets of the 1940s and 50s, Ingram’s “First Family of Gospel” featured herself backed by her five children, with powerful vocals and roof-raising harmonies. Now led by her daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller, Maggie’s legacy lives on in their performance. Their latest work Take a Look in the Book—their first recording since the matriarch’s passing in 2015—draws songs from Appalachian sources like Ola Belle Reed and Bill Withers and reworking family favorites that date back to old spirituals.


Performance preview is here:


ARRIVE AT 7:30PM that evening and gather with other Harvard alumni in the lobby of the Matthews Theater for good conversation before the 8:00PM performance.  Wear crimson so we can easily find each other.

RSVP BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2nd.  We have reserved excellent seats for this performance.  Unsold tickets will be released for sale to the general public after that date and time.

Organizer:      Fred Larcombe
Cost:               $35 per person 
Tickets:          CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!!!

Once you have successfully placed your order, an email from will immediately confirm your purchase.  Your tickets will be under your name at the McCarter Theater box office on the day of the performance.