NEWorks Productions honors Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)
See also our tributes to
Bishop Walter Hawkins,
and Edwin Hawkins
NEWorks Productions honors the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin. We were privileged to work with her twice: in 2009, at the Kennedy Center, when she performed for the Let Freedom Ring MLK commemoration we have music produced since 2003, and in 2013 for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Here is a video of Ms. Franklin performing the Let Freedom Ring finale, Glory, Hallelujah (Battle Hymn of the Republic), arranged by NEWorks CEO Nolan Williams, Jr. Other featured performers are: countertenor Patrick Dailey, Nuttin' But Stringz, tenor Issachah Savage, soprano Brandie Sutton, along with the Let Freedom Ring Choir and NEWorks House Band.
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Mel Epps ▪ Courtesy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts ▪ Courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ▪ Courtesy of Vital Voices