We the People, part 4


~ Sunday, 2/12, 2023 at 3 PM at New Britain Museum of American Art, 
Sunday, 2/19, 2023 at 3 PM at Seaverns Room, Bushnell in Hartford, 

with soprano ELIZABETH LYRA ROSS, 

Music by H. T. Burleigh, Dvorak, William Grant Still, Hall Jahnson, and Joseph Boulogne.

Admission to the New Britain performance is by museum admission policy.
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Elizabeth Lyra Ross, originally from Detroit, Michigan, graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and did graduate study at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. Since completing her enlistment with The United States Army Band and Chorus, her international career has included the opera roles of Aida, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Santuzza, and both Bess and Serena in Porgy and Bess.

She has appeared with the New York Metropolitan Opera and she was in the New York City Opera production of Porgy and Bess that was nominated for an Emmy Award on the Live from Lincoln Center Series. Her oratorio repertoire includes the Verdi Requiem, Britten War Requiem, Mozart C Minor Mass, Elijah by Mendelssohn, and Handel’s Messiah. Equally at home on the recital stage, Elizabeth has performed individual concerts both locally and internationally.

Elizabeth maintains active membership in the Farmington Valley Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Greater Hartford Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Opera Connecticut as Director of Outreach and

arr. HALL JAHNSON           Oh, Freedom! *

TRADITIONAL                     Lift Every Voice and Sing *

JOSEPH BOLOGNE,             “String Sinfonias” no 2 & 4, op. 1

ANTONIN DVORAK          “Going Home” *

arr. HANRY THACKER       Deep River *


MARGARET BONDS          “I, Too” *

WILLIAM GRANT               Tis Sunset In the Garden *

MARGARET BONDS           He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands *

* Arrangements for the string Orchestra by Ernesto Ferreri.