Celebrating African American Opera Singers Past and Present
Sunday, Jan. 21, 4 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA
Just six days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday, the concert will include a recollection of the musical career of Coretta Scott King, soprano by Patricia Miller, Distinguished University Professor of Music, Director of Vocal Studies, George Mason University, and a cherished native of Arlington, VA.
The show will be emceed by Charles Williams, a noted baritone, voice teacher and opera veteran and will trace the careers of earlier African American vocalists who had to overcome huge odds to make their way into the mainstream opera world. The highlight will be to hear today’s rising and accomplished African American vocalists who will be performing: Joyce Lundy, Elise Jenkins, Jackson Caesar, Dei Nikoi, and Marcel Sawyer. Outstanding pianist Dr. Elizabeth Hill will accompany the singers.
Ticket price is $10, Donors $20, Members $7 Reservations urged; contact OperaNOVA at:
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Special Guest: Patricia Miller Director of Vocal Studies & Opera Director at George Mason University
Master of Ceremonies Charles Williams, a noted baritone, voice teacher and opera veteran
The concert will include a recollection of the musical career of Coretta Scott King, soprano.