The Oconee Performing Arts Society is always looking to bring the verv best in musical
talent to our audience, and that's why we are so excited to announce a wonderful Thanksgiving concert that has now been added to the calendar.
On Nov. 26th, we will be hosting renowned soul singer Morgan James for what we are calling a Thanksgiving Jam Session. It's the perfect way to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family. We encourage you to leave your leftovers behind and come and indulge in the wonders of a world-class singer.
Morgan James is a classically trained vocalist from Juilliard who can trace some of her success to her mentorship with Barry Gordy Jr., one of the founders of
Motown! She's led a successful career, having starred in five Broadway shows, multiple studio albums and a range of live performances worldwide, putting her in a class all her own.
In recent years, she has taken her career back into her own hands. She has focused her attention on social media - bringing her soul and exuberance to YouTube, specifically through Postmodern Jukebox and her YouTube channel. Across these platforms, she's garnered more than 250 millions views and counting - showing that her voice transcends different genres and musical styles. Whether it's the music of Mariah Carey, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin or Leonard Bernstein - Morgan James delivers.
In addition to her exceptional voice, she brings heartfelt emotion to her performances. She is thoughtful, vulnerable and passionate about connecting with her audience.
In her own words: "This music is me: classic elements, timeless melodies and lyrics from my soul and experience. We need that right now. We need real now more than ever."
"Miss James is a perfect fit for our new Thanksgiving offering, OPAS Artistic/ Executive Director says. "I've have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with her and
observing her as an audience member. I don't say this lightly: she has one of the most remarkable voices that I've ever heard." Having had a prolific concert career of his own, performing at Carnegie Hall, on Broadway and with more than 125 symphonies across the globe, LaBrecque's praise carries weight and meaning. The Wall Street Journal has written that Mogan James is "the most promising young vocalist to come along so far
Before Miss James raises the roof at Festival Hall, OPAS will have its annual "fun" raising gala. Soirée en Blanc & Noir, on Nov. 4th. This gala event is one of the primary ways OPAS raises funds to support their expanding arts education initiatives while providing resources to present world-class talent like the soul singer Morgan James.
The highly anticipated annual holiday celebration Fa-La-La will take place on Dec. 10th. American legend Michael Feinstein joins OPAS on Feb. 4th. and young jazz sensation Samara Jov appears on March 31st. March 31st.