Golden Voices: Tuskegee University Concert Choir
Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university (HBCU) located in Tuskegee, Alabama. Established by Booker T. Washington, the campus is designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site by the National Park Service and is the only one in the U.S. to have this designation. The university was home to scientist George Washington Carver and to World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen. The Golden Voices Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Wayne A. Barr. Spirituals remain very much a part of the choir’s repertoire, but the director of the Tuskegee University Golden Voices says he hopes the choir will, “also rise to the challenge of a Faure Requiem”. The famous Tuskegee Choir is an organization steeped in more than a century of pride and the richest of choral traditions. Since its inception, the Tuskegee Choir has served as an artistic model while carving its place in American history.