Oberlin Gospel Choir: La Tanya Hall, director

Date, time, location

Saturday, May 14, 2022
7:30 pm

Finney Chapel

90 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Free Admission

Watch the webcast  – streamed live at concert time.

A performance by the Oberlin Gospel Choir, under the direction of Associate Professor of Jazz Voice La Tanya Hall.   Choreography by Holly Handman-Lopez in collaboration with student dancers.

This program honors the 50th anniversary of the Oberlin Black Ensemble and the 150th anniversary of the Fisk Jubilee Singer’s pivotal concert at Oberlin. 

Learn more about the program and this event.

Masks are required. If driving to the concert, please review the notice below  regarding navigating campus and parking at Finney Chapel.


Remembering the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Text by Prof. Charles F. Peterson

Poor Man Lazarus                                                                          Traditional

                                                                                               arr. Jester Hairston


I Want Jesus to Walk With Me                                                    Traditional

                                                                                                 arr. Moses Hogan

Sagana Ondande, soloist


I'm Gonna Sing 'Til the Spirit Moves                                                 Hogan


There Is A Balm in Gilead                                                             Traditional

                                                                                         arr. William L. Dawson

Daniela Machado, Ava Brown, Kylie Kreucher, soloists


Lift Every Voice and Sing (Ward)                             J. Rosamond Johnson

                                                                                    James Weldon Johnson

                                                                                         arr. Heather Sorenson

Daniel Assis, soloist


Remembering the Oberlin Black Ensemble

Ride On King Jesus                                                                       Traditional

                                                                                          arr. Rev. Ernest Davis


Live A-Humble                                                                                Traditional

                                                                                                            arr. Hairston


Wings of a Dove                                                                     Leon Lumpkins

                                                                                              arr. Everett Williams

Tyreek McDole, Charles Woods, soloists

Everett Williams, piano


God Gave Me A Song                                                           Myrna Summers

Vera Grace Menafee, soloist


Oh, Happy Day                                                                        Edwin Hawkins

Gabriela Allemana, Cyril Amanfo, soloists


Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.


Oberlin College’s campus modernization program to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions and water consumption will cause some temporary road closures and disruptions to parking access throughout campus. You can stay up to date at the Sustainable Infrastructure Program website.

Parking in the Finney Chapel lot is limited. Nearby visitor parking is available in the lots:

  • northwest of the intersection of W. Lorain Street and Woodland Street

  • behind Bosworth Hall (Fairchild Chapel) north of W. Lorain Street, accessible from both W. Lorain Street and N. Main Street


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