The Black Chorus at the University of Illinois was founded in 1968. Organized by four students, and later under the direction of School of Music faculty with students and officers, the UI Black Chorus has sustained a high level of excellence in performance and collaborating with writers, jazz and gospel musicians, chamber orchestras, and dancers.
Gibbs: Somebody talkin' about Jesus
Gibson: Amazing Grace
Bonds: Minstrel Man
Thompson: Seven Last Words of the Unarmed ("Mom, I'm going to college," Amadou Diallo, 23)
Powell: To Sit and Dream and Dream
Carter: Lift Every Voice and Sing
Robinson: My Guy
Robinson and Rogers: The Way You Do the Things You Do
McAllister: Hallelujah, You're Worthy to be Praised
Lawrence: Jehovah Sabaoth
Bradley: I Know Something about God's Grace
Davis: For My Good
Franklin: Brighter Day
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