Grace Bumbry – Opera singer and teacher
Grace Bumbry an opera singer, a much-valued teacher around the word, and the creator of the Grace Bumbry Black Musical Heritage Ensemble, a choir devoted to preserving and performing traditional Negro spirituals and gospel on the concert stage. Bumbry lives in Salzburg, Austria and Bumbry has been inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Among other honors, she was bestowed the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Academy of Music of the West, Italy’s Premio Giuseppe Verdi, and was named Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by the French government. On December 6, 2009, she was among those honored with the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors, for her contribution to the performing arts.
Read more about Grace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Bumbry. She was included in the Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2010.
[…] legend Grace Bumbry died in Vienna, Australia earlier this month. She was one of our first Power Listers in 2010. Listen to the story and hear her sing on the US’s National Public Radio All Things […]