OGR Takes Part in MLK Commemorative Celebration

Opera Grand Rapids was delighted to share the stage with some of Grand Rapids finest leaders and keynote speaker, Dr. David Stovall, at the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Hosted by Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College, the program took place at Fountain Street Church on Monday, January 21st and was a Free Public Event. The Opera Grand Rapids chorus alongside Michigan-local baritone, Mark Rucker, took the stage to close the program with performances of “Va Pensiero” (Psalm 137) from Verdi’s Nabucco, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, “ and the event’s signature anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”