Indie Soul: Opera legend Jessye Norman


On Friday, December 5, 2014, The Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Walters Art Museum partnered to bring opera icon Jessye Norman to Baltimore to discuss her memoir “Stand Up Straight and Sing!”

The Walters Art Museum was near capacity to hear the music legend as she discussed everything from how she was introduced to music to the civil rights movement and many more issues covered in her book.

When asked by the audience about her thoughts on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri she did not hesitate and responded, “Keep doing it! It is what’s needed. And if I could join the protesters today, I would!”

The event was hosted by Tom Hall of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.

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