Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuskegee University Golden Voices Choir Opens Spring Tour in Chattanooga Feb. 26

“The Tuskegee University Golden Voices Choir is kicking off its Spring 2009 Tour on Feb. 26 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The world-renowned ensemble is continuing a tradition of excellence and exposure to the masses. Music has played a significant role in the life of Tuskegee University since its inception. Founder and first president Booker T. Washington encouraged his instructors to teach the folk songs/spirituals to their students so that they might appreciate the beauty and resilience represented by them.”

Under the leadership of the renowned composer and educator William Levi Dawson, the Tuskegee Choir rose to international prominence with appearances at Radio City Music Hall in New York, the White House (1932), Constitution Hall (1946), and a host of popular television shows.” “The Spring 2009 Tour program includes works by Joseph Haydn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Ticheli, Maurice Duruflé, Ulysses Kay, Adolphus Hailstork and William L. Dawson.”

The tour’s schedule is as follows:
Thursday, February 26: First Baptist Church Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Friday, February 27: Imani Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky.
Saturday, February 28: Shiloh Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio
Sunday, March 1: Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio
Monday, March 2: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Detroit
Tuesday, March 3: First Congregational Church, Battle Creek, Mich.
Wednesday, March 4: Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill.
Thursday, March 5: Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Ind.
Friday, March 6: New Sardis Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.”

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