Concert brings Jessye Norman back to Augusta

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News 12 at 11 o'clock / Sunday, August 18, 2013

Augusta, Ga (WRDW) - A night for music.

"You have to be true to yourself," said Jessye Norman, a world renowned Opera singer.

A night for passion.

"Makes my heart beat a little faster and it makes my heart and it makes my heart extremely happy," she said.

A night for Jessye Norman, that means more than just a performance. It means hope.

"To know that these talented children are not being left without their own discoveries," Norman said.

She alongside another Augusta great, Russell Joel Brown, took Broadway from New York and brought it to the Augusta stage.

"He's put together a fantastic program that will also involve some of our students," she told News 12.

They're set on bringing more students into the program. A concert like this one can do just that, raising money to give children a voice.

"The mission of this school is to teach children, as I always say, that they have something inside to say and we want to see what that is," Norman explained. "That is really truly quite wonderful."