In celebration of Juneteenth, Nicole Heaston gathered 65 Black opera singers accompanied by Kevin J. Miller and conducted by Damien Sneed to sing Roland Carter’s arrangement of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing. This song expresses the strength and resilience of the Black spirit during this time of turmoil and reflection. So, we will lift our voices and sing in solidarity in honor of those we have lost and who have come before us. #DamienSneed #JuneteenthCelebration #LiftEveryVoiceandSing #PurpleRobeSongSeries #BlackLivesMatter

SOPRANO 1 – Nicole Heaston, Angela Brown, Kearstin Piper Brown, Janai Brugger, Anita Johnson, NaGuanda Nobles, Dara Rahming, Elisabeth Stevens, Brandie Inez Sutton, Marsha Thompson, Cherisse Williams

SOPRANO 2 – Meroë Khalia Adeeb, Denise Nicole Battle, Hope Briggs, Lisa Gwyn Daltirus, Adrienne Danrich, Tiffany Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Laquita Mitchell, Aundi Marie Moore, Karen Slack, Indra Thomas, Cherissia Williams

ALTO 1 – J’Nai Bridges, Raehann Bryce-Davis, John Holiday, Briana Hunter, Jonita Lattimore, Latonia Moore, Key’mon Murrah, Krysty Swann, Melody Wilson

ALTO 2 – Lucia Bradford, Patrice P. Eaton, Leah Hawkins, Samantha McElhaney, Lori-Kaye Miller, Marietta Simpson, Darryl Taylor, Tichina Vaughn

TENOR 1 – Lawrence Brownlee, Dorian L. Dillard II, Limmie Pulliam, Issachah Savage, George Shirley

TENOR 2 – Cornelius Johnson, Patrick D. McCoy, Kay’mon Murrah

BASS 1 – Justin Michael Austin, Mark Steven Doss, Brian Fenderson, Brian Major, Sidney Outlaw, Kenneth Overton, Reginald Smith Jr., Jorell Williams

BASS 2 – Donnie Ray Albert, Gordon Hawkins, Kenneth Kellogg, Nicholas Newton, Morris Robinson, Kevin Short, Robert Sims, Michael Sumuel, Kevin Thompson

PRODUCERS – Nicole Heaston, Kenneth Overton, Baritone and Anita Johnson


PHOTOS – Bill Doggett


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A free-thinking individual who strives to maintain psychological balance between the two polar aspects of Human Nature; Desire and Conscience. However, These conditions can never be balanced because inertia will carry us to extremes. Balance is a constant struggle therefore I live by the principles of the HERU Interface