Grammy-nominated singer Angela Brown will present a master class on Fri., Feb. 24 from 3 to 5 pm in the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre, located on the East Peoria Campus. Admission to this event is free.
addition, Brown will hold a recital titled Watch
and Pray on Sun., Feb. 26 at 4 pm at the First United Methodist
Church, located at 116 NE Perry Avenue in Peoria. Admission is
free; a reception will follow the recital.
pop and gospel come together to create Brown’s voice. She has performed with
symphonies and in opera houses all around the world. Her Watch and Pray recital
will include spirituals, sacred arias and arts songs.
received her bachelor degree in music from Oakwood University in Alabama. She
also attended the Indiana University School of Music and in 2006 was awarded
the inaugural Herman C. Hudson Alumni Award by the Indiana University African
American Arts Institute. The award is given annually to alumni who have made outstanding
contributions in the arts.
her debut in the starring and title role of Aida, Brown captured attention from
around the world, allowing her to perform on some of the most prestigious opera
stages across the globe in cities such as San Francisco, Paris, Moscow, Vienna
and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Brown has been featured by several prominent
media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, Oprah magazine,
Essence magazine, Ebony magazine, Classical Singer, Reader’s
Digest and Psychology Today.
visit to Central Illinois is sponsored by the FUMC Foundation.
more information on Friday’s master class, visit ArtsAtICC.com
or call the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office at (309) 694-5136. To learn
more about the Sunday event, visit fumcpeoria.org
or call (309) 673-3641.