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Upcoming Appearances:

(2021)

1. Jan TBA Too Hot To Handel Auditorium Theatre (Chicago)

2. April 16, TBA West Michigan Symphony

2. May 5-7 Madison Symphony Orchestra Missa Solemnis  op. 123 (Madison Wisc.) visit: Madisonsymphony.org

3. September TBA Romania Festival Der Zwerg

(2020)

1. Jan. 12-19 To Hot Too Handel 15th year Celebration Auditorium Theater (Chicago) visit: auditoriumtheatre.org

2. Jan. – April 4 week Artist in Residency TBA (Pending)

3. Feb. 19 Providence St Mel School guest appearance

4. Feb 23 Old St Pat’s Encore guest appearance

5. Feb. 28 – March 2nd Variety Children’s Charity Telethon Channel 5 (Des Moines Iowa) visit: varietyiowa.com

6. March 10-12  Siamsa na Geal’ concert Symphony Center (Chicago) visit: oldstpats.org

7. March 20-22 Colored School Benefit concert appearance (Baltimore Maryland)

8. March 26-28 Greensboro Symphony B9 inaugural concert for new performing arts center (N. Carolina) visit: greensborosymphony.org

9. April (Kennedy Center) Pending

10. April 16-19 South Dakota Symphony B9 visit: sdsymphony.org

11. April 20-29 Ragtime reunion (NY)

12. April 23-26 Artist in residency concert

13. June 8-15 Baltimore Symphony orchestra B9 concert (Baltimore Maryland) visit: bsomusic.org

14. Sept 7 Private wedding (Atlanta)

15. Oct. 6-15 Philadelphia Orchestra at Verizon Hall and Carnegie Hall Missa Solemnis  op. 123 visit: philorch.org

16.  Nov. 13-16 Richmond Symphony B9 (Richmond Virginia) visit: richmondsymphony.com

17. Dec. 9-13 To Hot To Handel Mot/Rachkam Choir Detroit Opera House (Detroit) visit: michiganopera.org

18. Dec. 17-21 To Hot To Handel Denver Symphony visit: coloradosymphony.org

(2019)

1.  Jan. 17th-20th Auditorium Theatre Chicago Too Hot To Handel

2. Feb. 5th private event Honoring Hank Aaron (Atlanta)

3. Feb. 19th-20th Toronto Canada Awards Ceremony Glen Gould Foundation honoring Jessye Norman

4. March 7th- UNCF guest appearance in (Washington DC)

5. March 8th-10th Variety Children’s Telethon Channel 5  (Iowa)

6. March 11th-12th Siamsa N’ Gel Concert Chicago Symphony Center (Chicago)

7. March 26st-30th Healing Tones world Premiere Philadelphia Orchestra Verizon Hall Hannible Lokumbe Composer

8.  April 5th Urban League private event (Florida)

9.  April 27th Crucifixion Resurrection concert (Chicago)

10. May 12th Lori Lightfoot Inauguration appearance (Chicago)

11. June 3-4 Crucifixion Resurrection Hannible Lokumbe composer League of Orchestra’s in (Nashville TN)

12. June 20 Tuba Bach Festival (Big Rapids Michigan)

13. July 21-22 Church of Disciples Convention guest appearance (Des Moines Iowa)

14. August 5 & 6 Campanile Center Concert (Minocqua Wisc.)

15. September 10 Sunset Ridge Private event (Chicago)

16. September 11-15 Colour of Music Festival (Columbus SC.)

17. September 26-28 Lupus benefit concert Tichina Arnold & Friends  (Queens NY)

18. October 4 Alvin Waddles and Friends CDY guest appearance (Detroit)

19. October 12 MOT Gala (Detroit)

20. Oct. 20-27 Miss World & Royal Philharmonic

21. November 6-9 Colour of Music Festival (Nashville TN)

22. November 16 Auditorium Theatre Gala (Chicago)

23. December 1 Rich Daniels Charity Concert (Chicago)

24. December 5-7 Deck the Halls Concert (Chicago)

25. December 10-13 Too Hot To Handel MOT/Rackham Choir (Detroit)

26. December 18 Friendship Baptist Church Christmas Concert (Atlanta)

(2018)

1. January 6-8  Guest appearance Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola)

2. January 13th and 14th        Too Hot To Handel   Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL. 60605  auditoriumtheatre.org

3. February 9th      Magnetic south concert Series featuring the Charleston Symphony OrchestraThe Cage Bird Sings/for Tenor and Orchestra: Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun st, Charleston, SC.  29401            chambermusiccharleston.com

4. March 3rd-5th                      Variety the Children Charity Iowa Telethon – Des Moines, Iowa       varietyiowa.com

5. March 5th-6st                       Siamsa na’ nGeal Concert  Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL. 60604    oldstpats.org

6. March 9th-11th                     Crucifixion Resurrection  New Orleans   TBA

7. April 21st-22nd                   Too Hot To Handel Orpheum Theatre 203 S. Main St. Memphis, TN 38103

8. May 20th-26st                     Die Fleigender Hollander /Erik Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI conducted by James Conlon Turin Italy

9. June 24th Detroit Symphony Hall Appearance for the “Welcome to Detroit” concert produced by GAA.

10. Aug. 7th - Campanile Center for the Performing Arts in Minocqua Wisc.

11. Aug. 30th – Chene Park Tribute to Aretha Franklin

12. Sept. 9-16th Colour of Music Festival Houston TX

13. Sept. 29th Trey Clegg Singers and Chorale -Atlanta

13. Oct. 27th Fund Raiser for Bellevue Ministry Center – 10715 S. Halsted Chicago, IL. 60628  5pm reception & 5pm Concert

14. Nov. 6st-10th        Cincinnati Symphony - Beethoven 9th

15. Nov. 14th -17th     Charleston Symphony – Benjamin Britten Saint Nicolas

16. Nov. 29th -Dec. 2nd Rackham Choir Detroit Opera House Too Hot to Handel

17. Dec. 8th – 18th Sao Paulo Symphony Brazil Tenor soloist

18. Dec. 21-23 Denver Symphony Too Hot To Handel

Highlights

Miss World Pageant broadcast over 126 countries on “E” channel….China, UK, Washington DC & South Africa

 Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI Debut as Erik in Die Fliegende Hollander conducted by James Conlon Turin Italy

St Louis Symphony Debut as Erik in Die Fliegende Hollander conducted by David Robertson

Healing Tones world Premiere Philadelphia Orchestra Verizon Hall conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin

One Land, One River & One People world Premiere Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Crucifixion Resurrection world Premiere Philadelphia Orchestra Mother Bethel Church African Methodist Hannibal Lokumbe composer

Sao Paulo Symphony Brazil conductor Marin Alsop

South Africa Mandela & Miss World delegation “Rise against Hunger” initiative

Guest appearance Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola)

Glen Gould Foundation Jessye Norman Toronto Canada Awards Ceremony

Martha & Snoop Potluck TV show

National Civil Rights Museum MLK remembrance concert April 4th and  “Freedom Awards” TV show at the Orpheum Theatre in October

Colour of Music Festival

Fox 13 TV broadcast of Noel, Noel Christmas Concert filmed at Mississippi Blvd Church & aired on December 25th 11am

Releases

Cook, Dixon and You Vol. 1 Great Performances PBS (2005)

Three Mo’ Tenors Great Performances PBS (2001)

Hallelujah Broadway PBS Prague (2011)

The Ordering of Moses CD Bridge Records (James Conlon conducting, Live at Carnegie Hall) 2016

Home for the Holidays CD Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 2012

The Right Frame of Mind CD Blue Griffin records,  2016

PBS……..An Evening with Vernon Jordan DVD- History Makers 2014

The Praise + Worship Experience CD (Marvin L. Winans) 2012

 

September 27, 2010 Europe / October 26, 2010 US:  Arthaus Musik DVD/DVD Blu-ray release, Der Zwerg, Zemlinsky (James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera, 2008)

 Albany Records CD release, Recorded Music of the African Diaspora   (2010)  www.albanyrecords.com,   www.arkivmusic.com 2010

EMI / Manhattan Records DVD/CD release, Hallelujah Broadway (Prague PBS Special, 2010)

 

 

  • Oedipus Rex, Title Role, Sydney Festival, 2010

    Der Zwerg, Title Role, LA Opera, 2008, Photographer Robert Millard

    La Fille du Regiment, Tonio, Detroit Opera, 2005