Tremendous Tenors: Black Excellence In Classical Music!

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Maestro Leslie B. Dunner, Music Director of South Shore Opera Company, leads the singers and
chamber orchestra in a diverse program including works by Mozart, Puccini, Wagner, Gershwin and
Coleridge Taylor, as well as traditional hymns and songs. Soprano Elizabeth Norman hosts the
concert and welcomes opera legend George Shirley with a special tribute.

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While Chicago is well known as the home of The Blues, that's not the whole story. From early in our nation's history black singers have been excelling as classical musicians and have had a home on the city's South Side. Now a long overdue tribute to one group of them will take place on Chicago's lakefront. South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presents a concert featuring the contributions made by Black American Classical Tenors. This is an opportunity to discover a history that few are aware of, while listening to that extraordinary tenor sound; not to be missed. The details are as follows:

Tenors: Cornelius Johnson III, Luther Lewis III, Henry Pleas III

Tremendous Tenors: Black Excellence in Classical Music...a concert featuring three of Chicago's preeminent Black Tenors paying tribute in song to the work of Roland Hayes, Vinson Cole, Issachah Savage, Steven Cole, Roderick Dixon, Lawrence Brownlee, Russell Thomas, George Shirley, Charles Holland and Noah Stewart

The South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive - Paul Robeson Theatre.

*Admission is free to the public.