A Joyful, Soulful Event…
Celebrating the Museum’s 10th Anniversary!
Zion Union Heritage Museum will host Sing Sistah Sing!—a dazzling tribute to Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and other singers in the pantheon of American music. Lovers of all musical genres—from blues, jazz, and gospel to art song and opera—will enjoy this event. This celebration of the outstanding contributions of black female vocalists to American culture is presented in honor of the 10th anniversary of Zion Union Heritage Museum.
Hors d’oeuvres buffet, cash bar, The 10th Anniversary Celebration Art Raffle, and a silent auction: 6 pm. Concert: 7:30 pm.
Sing Sistah Sing! has been performed to sold-out audiences in Europe over the past two years. The program is conceived, written, produced, and performed by internationally acclaimed vocalist Andrea Baker.
As Ms. Baker pays joyful, soulful homage to women who paved the way for others, she also creates a window into history through her own deeply personal story. Massachusetts-born (and a former student of Cape Cod’s own Maggie Bossi), Ms. Baker is touring this region after living in Europe for twenty-five years. Her great-grandfather Thomas Nelson Baker, Sr. was born into slavery, made his way to Massachusetts, and became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. The long-time minister of the Second Congregational Church in Pittsfield, MA, he lent inspiration for Sing Sistah Sing! via an essay he wrote in 1908, titled “The Negro Melodies.”
Andrea Baker will be joined at the piano by the brilliant multi-talented musician Peter Maleitzke. San Fransisco-based, Maleitzke has a 30-year record of accomplishment as a pianist, conductor, composer, singer, and teacher. He performs throughout the United States and in Europe and has worked for many of the major networks and studios in Los Angeles.
Peter Maleitzke conducted the first national production of Phantom of the Opera, as well as productions of Gypsy (for which he won a Dean Goodman Award), A Little Night Music, Rags, The Most Happy Fella, and Closer Than Ever. During an eleven-year residency at the American Conservatory Theater, he composed music for The Gamester, which won the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award for Best Original Score. He also worked as Music Director for the first workshop of Far From The Madding Crowd, directed a cabaret production of Pippin, and was the arranger and composer for The Three Sisters. He won the Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award and Back Stage West Garland Award for A.C.T.’s production of Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera and worked on and performed in the San Francisco Symphony’s televised performance of Sondheim’s Sweeny Todd.
“Andrea Baker is a beautiful, talented mezzo with a sublime voice.”
Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald
“Andrea Baker…is stupendous, full of fervour, and heartrending. NOT TO MISS.” BILD Zeitung
(Andrea Baker possesses) “a luscious and full-bodied tone” Das Opernglas
Sing Sistah Sing! Preview
A clip from Porgy and Bess with the Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle conducting.
Win a Fabulous Work of Art Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion!
- Your chance to own a work created by Michael Alfano, Sean Cassidy, Pamela Chatterton-Purdy, Carl Lopes, or Robin Joyce Miller.
- An opportunity to provide valuable support to the museum.
Here’s How It Works
- Purchase your tickets for the drawing at the museum or contact any board member.
- Tickets are $10 each/3 for $25…and you may purchase as many as you like!
- The drawing will be held at the 10th Anniversary Celebration on June 2 at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Join us! PURCHASE TICKETS.
- Please write your contact information clearly on your ticket. We will contact you if you are not present at the event.
Enjoy this Preview of the Art Work!
TITLE: “MAJESTIC JOURNEY”
MEDIUM: acrylics w/ metal leafs and holographic paper on shaped wood panel
SIZE: 24″w x 24″h x 3″d
ESTIMATED VALUE: $2100
ROBIN JOYCE MILLER
TITLE: “HUMBLE Village Students”
MEDIUM: Mixed Media Collage
SIZE: 18″ x 24″ (unframed dimensions)
ESTIMATED VALUE: $1800
Note: HUMBLE stands for Helping Ugandan Mwana (Child) By Loving Example. This work depicts the Students of the HUMBLE Place Project in Uganda, which no longer exists. Along with the art you will receive a copy of the artist’s children’s book titled A Humble Village.
TITLE: “Billie Holiday”
SIZE: 16″ x 20″ (unframed dimensions)
ESTIMATED VALUE: $600
TITLE: “Breath of Life”
MEDIUM: Cold cast copper
SIZE: 12” x 8” x 2”
REGULAR RETAIL PRICE: $225
by Nancy Brunswick. (Free admission)
Screening of the documentary followed by a discussion with Zion Museum resident artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy and her husband Rev. David A. Purdy, who researched and wrote the film’s historical material. (Free admission)
An oral history project of the Kennedy family on Cape Cod. Zion Union Heritage Museum. Donations accepted.
Screening of the documentary Journeys in the Light, Untold Stories of Cape Cod, followed by a discussion with the artists and filmmaker. $10 for CCMoA and ZUHM members. $12 for non-members.
A talk by Meadow Dibble Hilley, Ph.D. and editor of The International Educator Newspaper. Donations accepted.
The artist will show his work and discuss the “how” and the “why” of his unique and intriguing paintings. (Free admission)
Screening of the documentary (Free admission)
Saturday, February 3. 2-4 pm. Open house. 2:30 pm screening of the documentary Journeys in the Light, Untold Stories of Cape Cod. 400 years of the little-known history of People of Color in this region, featuring art, artifacts, and archival material from the museum. Zion Union Heritage Museum. Refreshments. Donations accepted.