Commended for her "stunning vocal power" (Asheville Citizen Times) and "rich lyric mezzo sound" (Opera News Online), Cheryse McLeod Lewis sings a beautiful program that celebrates the rich musical history of America. Ms. Lewis brings to life stunning spirituals like "Ride On King Jesus" and "He's Got the Whole World In His Hand", moving art songs, and Lee Hoiby's stirring musical setting of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech. While most audiences are extremely familiar with the well-known "I Have A Dream" speech given by our country's most prominent Civil Rights leader, few have experienced this majestic and moving musical setting that touches the hearts of audiences every time it is performed. Your college, university, or community choir can also be featured on this concert and join Ms. Lewis for three well-known spirituals, "Ain't Got Time To Die," "Wade In The Water," and "My Good Lord's Done Been Here." If presenters desire, Ms. Lewis can also include popular Broadway favorites to round out this concert of great American Music.
By sharing entertaining and informative narration between the songs on this program, Cheryse McLeod Lewis captivates audiences and transports them on a musical journey that traverses through some of the most beautiful music ever written. "Then Sings My Soul" is an uplifting concert sure to satisfy the soul!
"We were very pleased with Cheryse McLeod Lewis' performance at the Gettysburg Festival. Her performance was wonderful and was well received by the audience. She was a pleasure to work with and was very warm and welcoming to not only the choir who we assembled to sing with her but also to the guests who attended a post show reception. Hope we have the opportunity to work together again. Thanks!"
Gettysburg Festival - (June 25th, 2012)
Click here for sound clips from Cheryse's debut solo CD, Spirituals.