Four days of mourning for Jessye Norman

The Norman family and the city of Augusta, Georgia, have announced plans for Jessye’s funeral, starting Thursday.

Among the artists taking part are Audra McDonald, Harolyn Blackwell, and Lawrence Brownlee.

 

Date:
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time:
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Event:
Jessye Norman’s Public Viewing

Location:
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
1260 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30901

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Date:
Friday, October 11, 2019

Time:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Event:
Jessye Norman’s Public Viewing

Location:
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
1260 Wrightsboro Road,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Date:
Friday, October 11, 2019

Time:
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Event:
Honorary Street Naming Ceremony to Jessye Norman Boulevard

Location:
Jessye Norman School of the Arts (JNSA)
739 Green Street
Augusta, GA 30901
*Followed by a reception in the Ann and Ellis Johnson Gallery of Art (at JNSA)

Date:
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time:
1:00 p.m.

Event:
Jessye Norman’s Homecoming Service

Location:
The William B. Bell Auditorium
712 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901
*Doors open and seating will begin at 12:00 p.m.

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Date:
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time:
4:00 p.m.

Event:
The Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ Annual Benefit Concert: “An Evening with Audra McDonald”

Location:
Miller Theater
708 Broad Street (Downtown Augusta)
Augusta, GA 30901

Flowers:
J. Norman Funeral Service
c/o Williams Funeral Home
2945 Old Tobacco Road
Hephzibah, GA 30815
*Please direct resolutions and/or proclamations, cards, and condolences to the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Green Street, Augusta, GA 30901 to be read at the service and/or provided to the family.

*In lieu of flowers, foundation endowment gifts in honor of Jessye Norman can be made at www.jessyenormanschool.org.

*Donations may be sent to the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Green Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

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  • Brian says:

    A life to be celebrated. On the day her death was announced someone posted to Twitter a video of her singing Im Abendrot from Strauss’ Four Last Songs. It was a perfect eulogy.

  • CAROL BROWN, DETROIT, MICHIGAN says:

    BEAUTIFUL VOICE, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, AND A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FROM GOD. REST IN PEACE!!!!

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