Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sergio Mims: Augusta Chronicle: Jessye Norman Library of Congress

Jessye Norman
(Carol Friedman)

Sergio A. Mims forwards this news:

Augusta, Georgia

Sarah LeBlanc

May 17, 2019

Opera singer Jessye Norman, whose Augusta namesakes include the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, has donated thousands of documents and recordings to the Library of Congress.

Augusta-born opera singer Jessye Norman has donated thousands of recordings, documents and photographs to the Library of Congress.

According to a news release, the acquisition was announced Thursday with Norman in the Coolidge Auditorium inside the library.

Norman’s donation totals about 29,000 pieces that include the music of Duke Ellington and musical arrangements by George and Ira Gershwin, along with schedules and itineraries from her early career in Europe and her performance at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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