In celebration of Sherman UMC’s anniversary, each year we host the Fisk University Choir for a single night in concert every October. This benefit concert raises money to support the ministries of Sherman UMC and provide scholarships to students of Fisk University.
2019 is Sherman UMC’s thirteenth consecutive year hosting this amazing event. In the past twelve years, we have seen this concert grow from humble beginnings to a cornerstone of our ministry year that fills our sanctuary to overflowing with joy and praise. While always paying homage to the original Fisk Jubilee Singers’ introduction of spirituals to the world, this choir’s repertoire encompasses the full range of African American sacred music as represented by our theme “I, Too, Sing America”.
With this concert Sherman celebrates its 97th year in ministry in the Evanston community and beyond. In addition to supporting Fisk students, Sherman does even more here in our own backyard to “share the love of God in word and actions.” We provide assistance to Evanston families who struggle financially, partnering with other area churches to supply a local food pantry and serve meals for soup kitchens. We also mentor community youth and help support a missionary raised right here in her missions in Liberia.
We are proud to present the 2019 Sherman UMC Fisk University Choir Concert Friday, October, 18 at 7 pm in the sanctuary at Sherman United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and there is a Big Ten game going on that night so get there early! Parking is at the Evanston Civic Center, one block south on Ridge Ave. Tickets are $30.00 each or two for $50.00. They are available so get yours now!
While you’re enjoying the extraordinary experience that is Sherman UMC’s Annual Fisk U Choir Concert, please consider becoming a sponsor of this event. View our Sponsors Page, for information on corporate and individual sponsorship levels and benefits. With your help we can continue to help Fisk students meet their educational goals, regardless of economic challenges.
About the Fisk University Choir
Originally known as the Mozart Society, the Fisk University Choir was established in 1879 by Adam K. Spence, first principal of the Fisk School. The purpose of the ensemble was to assist the Jubilee Singers during their heavy touring season.
Today, under the leadership of Music Director Dr. Christopher A. Duke, the Fisk University Choir remains the oldest college choir in the state of Tennessee and strives to continue its legacy of fine music. The Fisk University Choir cultivates a diverse repertoire, and its members become acquainted with a wide range of choral music genres including Hymns, Spirituals, Gospel, Classical, and Anthems. © Fisk University