Yolande Bruce (Soloist & Choir Director) is best known as a member of the award-winning vocal jazz group Moore by Four, Yolande has performed nationally and internationally, and opened for such legendary acts as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, and BB King. She has received many honors and awards including those from The Hallie Q. Brown Center, The Selby Jazz Association, The Minnesota Music Awards, and most notably by the Minnesota Black Music Awards with their Legacy Award. Yolande has performed in many of the top performing arts venues both locally and regionally, including The Dakota Jazz Club, The Fitzgerald Theatre, and Orchestra Hall. She has also performed in the annual production of Black Nativity at Penumbra Theatre; 2-Gether, Living Beauty, and For Our Daughters at Illusion Theatre; Dream On Monkey Mountain at the Guthrie Theater; Blues in the Night at The Ordway Theatre; and Adrift on the Mississippi for the History Theatre.
“How are we going to take the songs of all of this wonderful flock here and weave them together to create this great orchestra that will sing the song of healing? ”
—Seitu Ken Jones