SNU Presents the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles
The SNU School of Music is pleased to present the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers as the concluding concert to the 2002-2003 Concert Art Series. The ensemble will perform on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Auditorium, located on the corner of 39th and Asbury on the SNU campus.
The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles, a traveling company of 12 to 16, have garnered international acclaim while focusing worldwide attention on the vast body of folk music termed “African-American.” Thirty-six years ago (1968) the Singers undertook their first European tour. Today, after 18 sold-out European tours, 12 tours of the United States and Canada, tours of the Middle and Far East, Africa and South America, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers are considered to be “one of the best vocal ensembles in the world.”
Under the direction of Albert McNeil, the Singers perform a wide variety of African and African-American vocal music including African folk songs, traditional and contemporary spirituals, concert music by African-American composers, black gospel, and music from black theater.
“We consider it a great honor and privilege to host a group of this caliber on our campus,” said Dr. Brent Ballweg, SNU professor of music.
This concert is made possible in part through the generous support of the Kirkpatrick Foundation.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. SNU students are free with student ID. For further information or to purchase tickets, contact the School of Music office at 405.491.6345.
Posted on Fri, February 7, 2003
by Becky Walker, Communications & Marketing