Inspirational Song of the Week
Monday – Friday, July 6 – July 10, 2015
“Osceola Davis’ unusual recital …was devoted entirely to the repertory for high coloratura soprano. Her calling card, Reinhold Gliere’s concerto for wordless vocalization, offered a quick resume of her qualifications in florid music, to wit: staccati quite firm and accurate; extreme high notes very good indeed — clear, vibrant and full right up to the high F region.” — Will Crutchfield, The New York Times
“Osceola Davis’ … winsome personality was instantaneously appealing, her tone glowed like freshly fallen snow, and her direct, heartfelt interpretive manner was absolutely perfect for this beloved yet often so artistically elusive repertory… That selection and Davis’ ecstatic rendition of ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands’ (capped by a stunning high E Flat) got the biggest ovations of the afternoon, but the entire program was a delightful, frequently very moving experience.” — — Bill Zakariasen, The Daily News
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Music and Lyrics
Produced by Peter Link
After many years of residence in Europe where she was principle soloist at Munich, Germany’s leading opera house, the New Jersey native Osceola Davis made her Metropolitan Opera debut as “Queen of the Night” in the Marc Chagall production of “The Magic Flute”. With this success she found herself singing the role at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland and Lyon Opera House in France. Wherever she has traveled, Osceola has constantly achieved highest praise from critics.
Join Osceola Davis as she takes you on an uplifting journey in her CD, Climbing High Mountains. Osceola has a true classical voice that is at the same time pure, musical and accessible. In this CD, she sings great spirituals and sacred songs that are classics in themselves, but with new and extremely fresh arrangements that will grab your ear and thrill your heart.