The Fisk Jubilee Singers at the Kennedy Center
|Matthew Kennedy directing the Fisk Jubilee Singers of 1971-72|
Again for posterity (since all of the articles appearing in this blog can be found online in perpetuity), here is the review of the Fisk Jubilee Singers' concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. as it appeared in Down Beat Magazine in 1972. It is listed in the Down Beat magazine archives.
The fact that Fisk Continues to attract singers of the highest caliber is not surprising, considering this reputation. The Washington concert was programmed by Matthew Kennedy who has been involved with the Singers for 40 years, and included spirituals sung 100 years ago, folk, songs, and commissioned works by four black composers.