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Stand Up Straight and Sing! By Jessye Norman (Book)

Item# 9780544003408


Stand Up Straight and Sing!

By Jessye Norman

Stand Up Straight and Sing! is Jessye Norman’s account of her inspiring life story and her journey from the segregated south to the world’s greatest stages. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Jessye was nurtured by a close family and tight-knit community that centered on the local church, where she sang songs and spirituals. Her love and knowledge of music would grow and her ability would flourish, establishing her as one of the greatest contemporary female singers in classical music. Among her numerous accomplishments, she has been awarded dozens of international prizes, five Grammy Awards, and  the National Medal of Arts.

'I am absolutely thrilled to be able to tell my own story, to celebrate my family's rich, diverse heritage, and to pay tribute to all those that have imbued my life with their resonance,'… “I am grateful beyond measure for everyone who has ever said 'let's get Jessye to sing'.'' - Jessye Norman

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 6, 2014)

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