Group of men and women in suits
Group of men and women in suits

TPAC’s Season for Young People

Fisk Jubilee Singers®

Women and men in suits

DATE: February 17, 2021

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: TPAC’s War Memorial Auditorium

FOR SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY

PRICE: $8 per student

RECOMMENDED GRADES: 5 - 12

RUN TIME: 60 minutes

DESCRIPTION

The original Fisk Jubilee Singers® introduced “slave songs” to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving the unique American musical tradition known today as Negro spirituals. They have been performing at their Fisk University home and on international tour ever since, receiving in 2008 the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for artists and patrons of the arts. Under the direction of Dr. Paul T. Kwami, this world-renowned a cappella choral ensemble brings its storied heritage and contemporary vitality to TPAC. For its annual offering on the Season for Young People, this year’s performance is specifically designed for middle and high school students.

Photo credit: Bill Steber