70th Anniversary Tribute Concert
Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves performs on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the Marian Anderson Tribute Concert.
The DAR was truly honored to celebrate Marian Anderson on the 70th anniversary of her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. On April 12, 2009, the DAR joined with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and others in paying tribute to Marian Anderson and the momentous 1939 event in a concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
The concert featured musical performances by Denyce Graves, Sweet Honey in the Rock and the Chicago Children’s Choir, and concluded with a naturalization ceremony. DAR was delighted to host a reception at its National Headquarters for those involved with the tribute concert and the newly naturalized citizens. We thank the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission for allowing us the opportunity to join in the celebration of this important event.
President General Linda Gist Calvin addresses guests at the reception at DAR Headquarters.
- Marian Anderson Tribute Concert and Reception Slideshow
- Press Release: DAR Pays Tribute to Marian Anderson
- Download the program (PDF)
- Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission