October 6, 2021 marked the 150th anniversary of the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers®. Events were established for a year-long celebration of the anniversary.
We stand on the shoulders of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers®, continuing their legacy, as we sing Negro spirituals.
About The Fisk Jubilee Singers
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, TN., who sing and travel worldwide.
The original Fisk Jubilee Singers introduced ‘slave songs’ to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition known today as Negro spirituals.
On November 16, 1871, a group of unknown singers — all but two former slaves and many still in their teens — arrived at Oberlin College in Ohio to perform before a national convention of ministers … it was one of the first public performances of the secret music African Americans sang in the fields and behind closed doors for generations.
The Singers perform at venues across the country. Our calendar is updated on a regular basis; the best way to ensure you know about upcoming events is to sign up for our email newsletter – as a subscriber you’ll get first notice of new events, as well as details of any special offers for performances.
Fisk Jubilee Singers enjoy a rich history dating back to 1866 and the establishment of the Fisk school …
In Bright Mansions is a multi-media package released on Curb Records in 2003. It’s a 2004 Grammy Nominated product in the category of Best Recording Package. The compilation is a live studio recording of 18 a cappella spirituals conveying the essence of Beauty and Truth found in the Scriptures.
Listen to a sample of: I'm Gonna Sing till the Spirit Moves