Black Classical Artists On Youtube

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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 

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, “Violin Concerto in G major, Opus 8-Allegro”
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff



Carol Brice Sings Johan Sebastian Bach’s Agnus Dei

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff


Anne Wiggins Brown Sings the Original Summertime from the
1940 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


Misty Copeland Performs Ballet from Don Quixote
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 1955
Film, “Unchained”

Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Paul Freeman Conducts the Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Submitted by Marianne Hanson

Paul Freeman, The Chicago Sinfonietta: 20 Years of Musical Excellence
Submitted by Marianne Hanson

Reri Grist Sings “Somewhere” from West Side Story
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 Gustave
Charpentier’s opera
Louise
Submitted by Olga Bourlin

Robert McFerrin, Sr. Sings
Cortigiani [Excerpt]

Submitted by the BlackPast.org  Staff

Arthur Mitchell and Diane Adams in George Balanchine’s
“Agon.”

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

Paul Robeson Sings Ode to Joy in English and German
Submitted by the Staff of BlackPast.org

William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony” Performed by the Orchestra of the Vienna Opera
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Samuel Coleridge Taylor, “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” from Five Negro Melodies for Piano Trio, Opus 59
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Movement 1, Violin Concerto Opus 80
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff 

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Symphony in A Minor Opus 8
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Shirley Verrett as Dalila “Mon Coeur s’ouvre a ta voix”
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

George T.  Walker’s "Lyric for Strings"
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

William Warfield, “But who may abide…” From Handel’s Messiah
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff

Andre Watts Performs “Rachmaninoff Cadenza”
Submitted by the BlackPast.org Staff