Lellingby Boyce

Lellingby Boyce, a longtime resident of Davis, CA, is also a singer and performer.  This collection contains a few of her captured performances and appearances.

Yes We Have! Yes We Will!

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Local storyteller Lellingby Boyce presents “Yes We Have! Yes We Will!,” in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for victims of slavery from the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  

She shares the causes, consequences and lessons learned from the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the dangers of racism and prejudice.   Learn about progress made to overcome this history and its aftermath, and listen to stories from the past and present, including those from Davis.

Her program at the Davis Senior Center was recorded by Davis Media Access on March 29, 2016.

My Grandmother, The Great Migration, and African-American Spirituals

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In recognition of Black History Month, Lellingby Boyce performed a program titled “My Grandmother, The Great Migration, and African-American Spirituals”  on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at the Davis Senior Center.

Boyce’s earliest public performances in Davis focused on African-American spirituals and African-American storytelling. Since then, she has presented recitals of art songs and operatic arias, and audience-participation programs of Broadway’s gems.

A Brief Personal Journey Through African-American Spirituals

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Lellingby’s earliest public performances in Davis focused on African-American spirituals and African-American storytelling. Since then she has presented recitals of art songs and operatic arias, programs of Broadway’s gems, and most recently the classic rock and soul of the 1960s and 70s. While interweaving fond memories of her grandmother, Lellingby returns to performing African-American spirituals as Performers’ Circle’s featured act in May 2014. The program will include sing-alongs.