Sing Sistah Sing!

 

Saturday, June 2

Sing Sistah Sing!
A Joyous, Soulful Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Zion Union Heritage Museum

Zion Union Heritage Museum will host Sing Sistah Sing!—a dazzling tribute to Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and other singers in the pantheon of American music. Lovers of all musical genres—from blues, jazz, and gospel to art song and opera—will enjoy this event. This celebration of the outstanding contributions of black female vocalists to American culture is presented in honor of the 10th anniversary of Zion Union Heritage Museum. Hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar: 6 pm. Concert: 7:30 pm.

Sing Sistah Sing! has been performed to sold-out audiences in Europe over the past two years. The program is conceived, written, produced, and performed by internationally acclaimed vocalist Andrea Baker.

As Ms. Baker pays joyful, soulful homage to women who paved the way for others, she also creates a window into history through her own deeply personal story. Massachusetts-born (and a former student of Cape Cod’s own Maggie Bossi), Ms. Baker is touring this region after living in Europe for twenty-five years. Her great-grandfather Thomas Nelson Baker, Sr. was born into slavery, made his way to Massachusetts, and became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. The long-time minister of the Second Congregational Church in Pittsfield, MA, he lent inspiration for Sing Sistah Sing! via an essay he wrote in 1908, titled “The Negro Melodies.”

San Franscisco-based pianist, composer, director, teacher Peter Maleitzke will accompany Ms. Baker and play selected solo pieces.

Reviewer Comments

“Andrea Baker is a beautiful, talented mezzo with a sublime voice”
 - Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald

“Andrea Baker…is stupendous, full of fervour, and heartrending. NOT TO MISS."
 - BILD Zeitung

(Andrea Baker possesses) “a luscious and full-bodied tone” - Das Opernglas

Links

Sing Sistah Sing Preview

A clip from Porgy and Bess with the Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle conducting

Zion Union Heritage Museum

Tickets

Sing Sistah Sing!
A Joyous, Soulful Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Zion Union Heritage Museum
Saturday, June 2
Hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar: 6 pm.
Concert: 7:30 pm.

$60 for table seating
$50 for general seating
$40 for balcony seating