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Sacred Ellington

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Jessye Norman, Soprano
Mark Markham, Music Director and Piano
Maurice Chestnut, Tap Dancer
Margie Gillis, Dancer
Flux Quartet
·· Tom Chiu, Violin
·· Conrad Harris, Violin
·· Peter Bucknell, Viola
·· Felix Fan, Cello
Sacred Ellington Band
Mike Lovatt, Trumpet
Bill Easley, Saxophone
Ira Coleman, Double Bass
Steve Johns, Drums
Sacred Voices
Lawrence Hamilton, Sacred Voices Director
Suzanne Ishee, Coordinating Producer
Stan Pressner, Lighting Designer
Sound Design by Randy Hansen, ADI
Sue Anne Johnson, Wardrobe Designer
Sacred Ellington--comprising excerpts from Ellington’s magnificent Three Sacred Concerts--is Jessye Norman’s homage to this legendary figure. The concert, which features Jessye Norman with a jazz ensemble, string quartet, gospel choir, and a dancer, takes place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, a special sanctuary of central importance in Duke Ellington’s life.
Major funding for Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Alice Tully Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Howard University, and the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

The opening performance of Honor! is sponsored by Bank of America.

Honor! is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This concert is also supported, in part, by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

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Jessye Norman