Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vocal Arts DC Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Kennedy Center Feb. 15

Patrick D. McCoy (above) sends this news:

Vocal Arts DC (formerly known as the Vocal Arts Society of Washington, D. C.) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary tonight, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 with a gala concert by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato at The Kennedy Center. A co-presentation with the Washington Performing Arts Society, this special concert also marks the debut of Ms. DiDonato in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. She will be accompanied by pianist David Zobel. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Gerald Perman, Vocal Arts DC has been instrumental in the careers of several African-American singers (and of African descent). This singers include: Roberta Alexander, Harolyn Blackwell, Janet Williams, Florence Quivar, Measha Bruggergosman, Lawrence Brownlee, Darius de Haas, Vinson Cole, Dana Blanchard and Stephen Salters. Dr. Perman informed me that the great bass Eric Owens will be presented in recital by Vocal Arts next season.

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