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 "Every Time I Feel The Spirit", popular Broadway favorites like "Do You Hear The People Sing" and "You'll Never Walk Alone", and Lee Hoiby's stirring musical setting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech. If presenters desire, Ms. Lewis can also include beloved jazz standards to round out this concert of great American Music. Your college, university, or community choir also has the option of being featured on this concert by joining Ms. Lewis for three well-known spirituals, "Ain't Got Time To Die," "Wade In The Water," and "Set Down, Servant."
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 American music ever written. "Then Sings My Soul" consistently delights audiences of all ages and is a concert that is sure to satisfy the soul!
Cheryse McLeod Lewis is an award-winning performing artist who has created a uniquely diverse performance career in opera, Broadway, and concert. Trained as a classical singer, Ms. Lewis has performed with opera companies and symphonies across the United States. She has also performed on the 1st National Broadway Tour of The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (2013-2014) as understudy for Bess. She appeared in the title role (Bess) numerous times to critical acclaim. Learn more about Ms. Lewis' performance credits at CheryseMusic.com.
"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!"
- Beth Kirby, Executive Director Gettysburg Festival - (June 25th, 2012)
Click here for sound clips from Cheryse's debut solo CD, Spirituals.