On Saturday June 15 at 6pm, Opera Huntsville presents a live-streamed performance celebrating Juneteenth and curated by our Board President and local soprano Sierra Hammond.
“Our Artistic Director, Erin Huelskamp Bohn’s vision is to expand our program offerings. She gave me the opportunity to curate a special Opera Bytes program for the historic holiday, Juneteenth. As a native of Texas, this holiday is near and dear to my heart as Juneteenth, recognized first in Texas, signals the emancipation of American Slaves in the United States and the end of slavery on June 19, 1865,” said Sierra Hammond.
This program features a short journey through African American music as told through a combination of black living and black female composers performed by Huntsville local black artists. Visit our website on June 15th, 2021 for the live stream link.
Opera Huntsville Celebrates Juneteenth, Curated by Board President Sierra Hammond
Saturday 6/15/21, 6:00 PM, FREE digital live-streamed performance
To view click on the link at https://www.operahuntsville.org/opera-bytes
Dr. Wayne Bucknor, piano*
James Dargan, baritone
Sierra Hammond, soprano*
Kenisha Hill Phillips, soprano*
Diamond Thomas, Soprano*
Jacqueline Willis, Mezzo soprano*
Johnathan Doughlas, Tenor
Dr. Iris Hankins, Soprano*
Hold on, Arr. Waye Bucknor+
My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, Florence Price
Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday/ Arr. James Dargan+
A Tisket, A Tasket, Arr. Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander
Freedom Song, Arr. Eddie Charlton+
I Am Moses from Harriet Tubman, Nkeiru Okoye+
Lift every voice and sing, James Weldon Johnson/ Arr. James Dargan+
*denotes Huntsville-based performer, +denotes living composer