Classic Whitney Houston Live from Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall, March 10, 1997) FULL CONCERT

Classic Whitney Houston Live from Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall, March 10, 1997) FULL CONCERT

Shot in a very intimate fashion, this incredible concert performance captures the brilliance of Whitney Houston as a singer and performer. This is CLASSIC WHITNEY. From the opening shot where she walks through the crowd to the stage to the final notes and cheers for encores, you can really feel the power of this legendary voice, which we lost earlier this year. She captivates the audience with her classics as well as a medley of her aunt, Dionne Warwick‘s, hits. Enjoy this one evening or weekend morning.

Here is more about the concert from Wikipedia:

Classic Whitney, Live from Washington, D.C., were special live concerts by Whitney Houston featuring many of her greatest hits, as well as gospel favorites and songs saluting some of her influences including Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross. The concerts were held at historic DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. on October 3 and 5, 1997. 2nd night concert was broadcast live via HBO, which was her third HBO special. (First was “Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston” in March, 1991 and second, “The Concert for A South Africa” in November, 1994.) Whitney and The Whitney Houston Foundation for Children donated the proceeds, over $300,000 from ticket sales to the Children’s Defense Fund, a national non-profit organization devoted to providing a voice for all children of America, particularly poor, minority and disabled children. Houston said her one-woman show was especially significant because it was occurring during the 100th anniversary of acclaimed opera singer Marian Anderson’s birthday. Houston dedicated her performance to Anderson’s memory and her historic attempt to perform in 1939 at Constitution Hall, where she was banned by the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR).

Whitney Houston performed more than 20 songs in these concerts, including such hits as “I Will Always Love You”, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” and “Greatest Love of All”. She was backed by a 35-piece band and orchestra with an entire string section. DAR Constitution Hall seated more than 2500 people for the performance, which employed 14 cameras. In addition, the backdrop featured images projected on five screens, setting an elegant and understated tone. Houston’s special was the first performance since the renovation of the legendary hall.

Set list

1. “I Will Always Love You”
2. “I Know Him So Well” (with Cissy Houston)
3. Dionne Warwick Medley:
“Walk On By”
“A House Is Not A Home”
“I Say a Little Prayer”
4. Aretha Franklin Medley:
“Baby I Love You”
“(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”
“Ain’t No Way”
5. Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.:
“Mr. Bojangles” (feat. dance solo by Bobby Brown)
6. Tribute to United States great men:
“Abraham, Martin and John”
7. Diana Ross Medley:
“God Bless The Child”
“Endless Love” (duet with Gary Houston)
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
“The Boss”
Missing You”
8. Tribute to George Gershwin:
“I Loves You, Porgy”
“Porgy, I’s Your Woman Now”
9. “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” (BeBe Winans, Monica and Shirley Caesar joined in ad-lib of song’s finishing part at 2nd night concert.)
10. “I Love The Lord”
11. “I Go to the Rock”
12. “Greatest Love Of All”
13. “Amazing Grace” (saxophone solo by Kirk Whalum)
14. “Step By Step”
15. “I’m Every Woman”

Part 1

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