“Marian Anderson: The Lady from Philadelphia”
Presentation by Deborah Ford

Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Please join the Trent House for this event to commemorate the birthday of Marian Anderson!


“The Lady from Philadelphia”

Presentation by Deborah Ford


Marian Anderson, 1940


Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897, to a family of humble means. A woman of simple dignity and serene charm, Marian Anderson raised her art to a level of such perfection that when she sang, her music became akin to a religious experience in its emotional impact.

“The Lady from Philadelphia” is a musical narrative that tells the story of the extraordinary life and career of the legendary singer Marian Anderson. The program combines spoken narration, photographic slide projections, live singing and historic recordings of Marian Anderson’s own voice.





Anderson's 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial
Anderson’s 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial

$15 non-members, $12 members

Complimentary refreshments and tours of the museum

Presentation to be held in the Visitor Center, which is handicapped-accessible

Pre-registration suggested. Reserve your seat by purchasing tickets online now. Call 609-989-0087 for more information.

Deborah Ford Registration




About the Presenter:

Deborah Ford is an award-winning soprano who has traveled the world performing in various venues.  She holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and completed post-graduate studies at the European Seminars, Vocal Institute in Germany and the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Ms. Ford is the Music Director at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, owner of Music Seminars Inc., and serves as a Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commissioner.

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