Arts Partnership Success Story
DCJS is a community chorus dedicated to the preservation and performance of the Negro Spiritual.
The Negro Spiritual has an honored place in American History as the earliest form of American music. Through this music we hear the voice of an uniquely American experience -- the perseverance and triumph of an oppressed people through its indomitable spirit as well as an incomparable ability to sing through its anguish with steadfast faith and unparalleled joy and sorrow. It is the mission of the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers to raise our voices once again in these words and harmonies and to reach for the redemptive powers found in this music for our own times.
The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers have their roots in a community-based chorus founded in 2010 by Artistic Director, Dr. Baruch Whitehead. The chorus has grown from a membership of 22 singers in that... Read more