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Black Classical Artists On Youtube

The BlackPast.org staff have compiled below samplings of many of the performers who are profiled on our Blacks in Classical Music page.  If you have a favorite YouTube selection of these artists, please forward it to us at BlackPast@BlackPast.org and we will post it under your name.  Be sure to include the YouTube title and URL for the video in your email.

Marian Anderson Sings at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff 

Lauren Anderson Performs Ballet from the Nutcracker

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Kathleen Battle & Christopher Parkening Perform Ave Maria

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff 

Anne Wiggins Brown Sings the Original Summertime from the1940 Opera “Porgy and Bess”

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff 

Grace Bumbry Performs “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff 

Harry T. Burleigh"s Arrangement of “Deep River” Performed by Julian Joseph

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Gloria Davy Performs "Tacea la notte placida" from Il Trovatore

Submitted by Marianne Hanson

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale Performs “Listen to the Lambs”

Submitted by Marianne Hanson

Todd Duncan Sing the Original Unchained Melody from the 1955Film, “Unchained”

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Submitted by Marianne Hanson 

Roland Hayes Sings the Negro Spiritual “Go Down Moses”

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff 

Dorothy Maynor sings the aria "Depuis le jour" from GustaveCharpentier"s opera Louise

Submitted by Olga Bourlin

Robert McFerrin, Sr. SingsCortigiani [Excerpt]

Submitted by the BlackPast.org  Staff

Jessye Norman Sings “Dich teure Halle” by Tannhauser

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Leontyne Price Sings Aida

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Paul Robeson Sings “Ol Man River,” from Showboat

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony” Performed by the Orchestra of the Vienna Opera

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Andre Watts Performs “Rachmaninoff

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