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Fisk Jubilee Singers
The Singers are featured in PBS’ award-winning television documentary series The American Experience in the program Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory.
On March 1, 2002, The Jubilee Singers performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Click link to see an excerpt from Program.
Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage Artist Details: Fisk Jubilee Singers
Fisk Jubilee Singers in the News
Fisk Jubilee Singers selected as “Best HBCU Choir” in the 2011 HBCU Awards. March 20, 2011
At Fisk University, A Tradition Of Spirituals, NPR By Jeff Bossert, Feb. 26, 2011
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Forgotten Chapter in Jubilee Singers’ History, Nashville Public Radio, by Nina Cardona, Feb. 11, 2011
Singing For Jesus, Christianity Today, by David Neff, Nov. 23, 2010
Fisk Music Group Was Moneymaking Powerhouse, NPR, Sept., 16, 2010
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Fisk Jubilee Singers performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
From Poverty to Grammys, CBS Evening News, Jan. 30, 2010
Fisk Jubilee Singers nominated for Grammy Award for collaboration with Jonny Lang on “I Believe”
Taylor Swift, Jack White, Fisk Jubilee Singers net Nashville Music Awards, Tennessean, By Dave Paulson, Oct. 2, 2009
The Fisk Jubilee Singers were awarded the Nashville Music Awards’ Heritage Award.
Fisk Jubilee Singers perform during the 80th annual Spring Arts Festival at Fisk University, Tennessean, April 10, 2009
40 things every Tennessean should do, Tennessean
By Jessica Bliss, March 29, 2009
Hearing the Fisk Jubilee Singers was included in a list of things every Tennessean should do while living in the volunteer state.
Fisk Jubilee Singers’ concerts mix power, passion, Tennessean
By Mary Hance, Feb. 12, 2009
Columnist shares why she’s a ‘huge fan’ of the Fisk Jubilee Singers
Music City gets nod at museum, Tennessean
By Peter Cooper, Feb. 8, 2009
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are among a bevy of others included at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Fisk Jubilee Singers deserve their time in the limelight,Tennessean
By Rich Boyd, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, Dec. 10, 2008
Letter to the editor suggesting Fisk Jubilee Singers receive the recognition for many notable accomplishments.
Help us choose the Tennessean of the Year, Tennessean
Fisk Jubilee Singers, one of five nominees for The Tennessean’s 2008 Tennessean of the Year
Arts, Humanities Medals awarded, The Washington Post
By Joel Garreau, Nov. 18, 2008
Fisk Jubilee Singers honored with the 2008 National Medal of Arts
Fisk Jubilee Singers receive 2008 National Medal of Arts,Tennessean
By Bill Friskics-Warren, Nov. 18, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush attend presentation of the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals, White House Publications, Nov. 17, 2008
This Week in Black History, Jet Magazine, Oct. 13, 2008
Commemorating the original Fisk Jubilee Singers world famous singing tours around America and Europe to raise funds to support the university.
Fund established for Jubilee Singers, Nashville’s first musical treasure, Tennessean
By Francis Guess, Oct. 12, 2008
Museum will illuminate contributions of African-Americans to music, arts, Tennessean
By Kevin P. Lavender, June 11, 2008
The proposed Museum of African American Music, Art & Culture will feature the accomplishments of the Fisk Jubilee Singers among other noted African Americans.
Fisk Jubilee Singers celebrated on stage, National Public Radio(NPR), May 16, 2008
Fisk Jubilee Singers honored in Sing Jubilee! The Story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Mosaic Youth Theatre tells the remarkable story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, who turned the Negro Spiritual into a mainstream art form, Detroit Free Press, May 7, 2008
Jubilee Singers brought spirituals to global stage, Tennessean
By Bill Friskics-Warren, Feb. 26, 2008
Fisk Jubilee Singers keep music of past era alive, Knoxville News-Sentinel
By Amy McRary, Feb. 12, 2008
Fisk Jubilee Singers bringing rich tradition, Dayton Daily News
By Carol Simmons, Feb. 10, 2008
Story of Fisk Singers about more than music, Knoxville News-Sentinel
By Robert J. Booker, Feb. 5, 2008