2018 Heritage Award Concert - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Jubilee Day
The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers shattered racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, entertaining kings and queens. For centuries, the bold a capella African American ensemble born on the campus of Fisk University has blended their rich voices together sharing a heritage of suffering, strength and endurance. “A known showman” with a “gift for stirring theatricality” (Washington Post), playwright and director Tazewell Thompson brings an innovative and heart-stirring score to life in this world premiere. With uplifting spirituals and hymns including “Wade in the Water,” “Ain’t That Good News,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” this a capella musical with more than three dozen songs is sure to ignite audiences.
The Class of 1982 Partners with Fisk University to raise funds for their class gift. For a donation of $200.00 per person each donor receives: 1. A play ticket, 2. Meal, 3. Valet parking, 4. Q/A with cast and crew members, 5. CD Memory Disk, and 6. A souvenir glass and coaster set. We are requesting Singers in attendance represent with 2-3 songs and close with the singing of our Alma Mater.
All Singers’ please send us a one page biography and three pictures (one from your days at Fisk) to include on your page. Each Singer purchasing a ticket will receive a disk. Additional disks are $5.
If you are interested in a weekend adventure please let us know. Pricing is based on numbers of adventurers. A tentative itinerary for such a weekend is as follows:
Thursday: evening check-in and dinner (at or near hotel)
Friday: morning African American Museum visit and Arena Stage lunch/play; dinner on your own
Saturday: Georgetown Mid-morning boat ride to the monuments (complimentary glass of wine/beer); Lunch on your own; dinner at Bus Boys and Poets (bus ride extra)
Sunday: Church Service (Howard University—Rankin Chapel) back to the hotel