Paula Dione Ingram | Art. Legacy. Celebration. "A Salute to Black-American Composers of Art Songs and Spirituals" Vol. I

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Art. Legacy. Celebration. "A Salute to Black-American Composers of Art Songs and Spirituals" Vol. I

by Paula Dione Ingram

Internationally renowned Soprano, Paula Dione Ingram, will captivate your emotion and your heart with her exquisite and mesmerizing vocals in this, her first solo vocal CD in tribute to Black-American Composers of Classical Art Songs and Negro Spirituals.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Love Let the Wind Cry How I Adore Thee
Paula Dione Ingram & Stephen Price
2:32 $0.99
2. Grief
Paula Dione Ingram & Stephen Price
2:58 $0.99
3. Minstrel Man
Paula Dione Ingram & Stephen Price
2:00 $0.99
4. Night
Paula Dione Ingram & Stephen Price
1:57 $0.99
5. For You There Is No Song
Paula Dione Ingram & Stephen Price
2:13 $0.99
6. Ride On King Jesus
Paula Dione Ingram & Reginald Walters
2:15 $0.99
7. Give Me Your Hand
Paula Dione Ingram & Reginald Walters
2:16 $0.99
8. I Ain't Got Weary Yet
Paula Dione Ingram & Reginald Walters
3:15 $0.99
9. Steal Away
Paula Dione Ingram & Reginald Walters
3:50 $0.99
10. I Know the Lord Laid His Hands On Me
Paula Dione Ingram & Reginald Walters
1:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
Paula Dione Ingram's debut solo vocal album: ART. LEGACY. CELEBRATION. "A Salute to Black-American Composers of Art Songs and Spirituals" Volume 1 features pianists: Stephen Price (Art Songs) and Reginald Walters (Spirituals). Miss Ingram's debut will delight your emotions and your musical senses as she gives honor to this beautiful American music for all to celebrate. From the lyrical poetic phrasing of the american Art Songs to the moving biblical texts and rhythms of the Spirituals, Miss Ingram's vocal finesse will captivate your heart.

Recording this compilation of Art Songs and Spirituals has been a personal passion for Miss Ingram, from growing up in church singing these beautiful Spirituals and performing them throughout her undergraduate years of study at the Conservatory of Music-University of Missouri Kansas City, to discovering these amazing Art Songs for her Master of Music recital at Indiana University Jacob School of Music. Miss Ingram believes this American music, by these American Composers, is a work of ART. with a rich LEGACY. worthy of a CELEBRATION.!

I am humble and grateful for the many talents in which my Lord God has bestowed upon me; the gift of singing, the ability to share my voice and spirit with the world, and for the precious gift of motherhood.

To my amazing family, I am very appreciative of your love and support: my husband Attorney Gregory H. Coleman and children Christian, Candyce, Carah, Calyn and Gregory; my mother Rosie, father Lloyd (deceased); sisters Rhonda, Michelle, Lori and their families.

My heartfelt and sincere appreciation to the two anchors of my musical career: my mentor and personal manager William A. Pearson and my voice teacher and career coach Madame Virginia Zeani (Distinguished Professor of Music, Indiana University) words cannot express the love and respect that I hold in my heart and soul for you both. Special thanks to my church/school/community friends who have shown support to me for many years. And finally to Marietta Simpson, Cynthia Clarey, Janet Williams you are my singing-sister-friends for life, thank you!

Recording Venue: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Auer Hall
Engineer: Mark Hood
Rehearsal Space: Covenant Community Church
Photography: Jason Gaskins of The Helen Wells Agency, William Pride of Pride Photography
Artwork Design: DesignMark
Style Team: Marc Aronstam (Aronstam Jewelers), Britt Jackson (Saks Fifth Avenue), Charla Saloane (Saloane Solutions, Inc. Hair Care), Betty Taylor (Taylor Made), Cynthia Donel Designs, Tanya Hand (Hands On Events), Christian Coleman, Candyce Coleman, Carah Coleman, Calyn Coleman, Life Wellness Center
Catering: Jeff Smith and Gary Brackett of Georgia Reese's Southern Table & Bar
Website: Meredith Federle
Legal: IceMiller (Earl LeVere, Kiersten Kamman, Myra Selby)

Paula Dione Ingram, a vocal palette of the tints and shadows of a Rembrandt, is one of the finest lyric/spinto-singing actresses of our time. Noted for her considerable versatility, she is a winning performer whether on stage in her trained field of opera/musical theatre/cabaret; in front of the cameras for film/television; or as a successful performance coach sharing her technique in “master classes” throughout the United States and abroad.

Miss Ingram has sung extensively in Europe, particularly in Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium and England. While in London, England, she made her “West End” debut in the title role of CARMEN JONES to rave reviews.

“Paula Ingram gives the sexiest, best sung performance on the West End stage,
not to be missed at any price.”
The London Daily Express (CARMEN JONES)

“At the matinee, I caught Paula Ingram, a stunning young American
with a fine voice and fiery temperament.”
New York Magazine (CARMEN JONES)

Her television credits are highlighted by a featured performance of excerpts from PORGY & BESS for the 50th anniversary celebration of George Gershwin, which aired in England and on European television, in the role
of Bess. Her professional experience includes performances with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera where she covered the role of “Bess” and performed the role of “Annie” in Gershwin’s, PORGY & BESS. She subsequently joined the Glyndebourne cast in London, England to record the opera on the EMI/Classical label with the London Philharmonic led by the world-renowned conductor, Sir Simon Rattle. The album was nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Classical Album of the Year”.

Under the direction of award winning stage/film director, Trevor Nunn, the opera was made into a television movie, which aired on A&E/PBS both nationally and internationally; Ms. Ingram performed the role of “Clara.” Her “Summertime” scene from the movie, in which she acts to the pre-recorded singing from the aforementioned recording, was note-worthy.

“Paula Ingram’s doomed Clara manages to be touching.”
The New York Times (PORGY & BESS/PBS)

Miss Ingram made her debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as “Bess” in their “Symphony On The Prairie” concert version of PORGY & BESS. Subsequent there to, she was featured soloist for ISO’s sold out “New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala.” Just prior to her debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Ingram performed concerts with La Fenice Opera in Venice, Italy in one of the final performances of the late conductor Henry Lewis. Additionally, her debut performances of note are with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

More recent orchestral appearances in the United States have included her debut in June of 2014 at The Palladium - Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, for the inaugural “Unity of Faith” Concert as the featured soloist for the United States debut of “Gloria” from the Mass MISA TANGO under the baton of Maestro Tércio Junker. That evening she also delighted the audience with two solos; “The Lord’s Prayer” and the spiritual, “Ride on King Jesus" which can be heard on her solo vocal CD: ART. LEGACY. CELEBRATION. "A Salute to Black-American Composers of Art Songs and Spirituals" Volume I.

Paula Dione Ingram is a native of St. Louis, Missouri; her credits in her native city include “Artist in Residence” with the Opera Theater of St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music in Voice Performance and her Master of Music degree from the famed Indiana University Jacob School of Music in Voice/Opera Performance, where she studied voice with distinguished professor of voice, Madame Virginia Zeani. She currently resides in the United States with her husband, Attorney Gregory H. Coleman, and their beautiful daughters and handsome son; Christian, Candyce, Carah, Calyn and Greg.

Master Class Tour (United States and Europe): Miss Ingram begins her Master Class Tour to promote her newly released CD to colleges and universities in both the United States and abroad beginning January 2015
Cabaret/Musical Theatre One Woman Show: Miss Ingram's self-entitled Cabaret Show is set to debut in 2015

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