You are cordially invited to join us for
The 50th Annual
Festival of Spirituals
Palm Sunday, April 14th 2019 at 6 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Norman
555 S. University
special arrangements by Brandon Haynes
Northern Oklahoma College Jubilee Singers
Ambassadors Concert Choir
Dr. Irv Wagner and the OU Trombone Choir
First Presbyterian Church Choir
Special Guest performers
Shannon Bradford, Deonna Cattledge, Elvie Ellis, Johvanny Fiorini, Betsy Fischborn, Bonita Franklin, Marcy Gonzales, Brandon Haynes, Jeremy Sheets (cell0), Rev. Erica C. Thomas, Dr. Sandra Thompson, Hunter Vogele
There is never a charge for admission to the Festival of Spirituals, as it is our gift to the community.
Contributions are always gratefully accepted.
About the Festival of Spirituals
The Festival of Spirituals, which actually predates the founding of Cimarron Circuit, has been a Palm Sunday tradition since 1970. The late Thomas and Carol Brice Carey, opera singers and Cimarron Circuit founders, developed the annual festival to keep aspects of African-American heritage alive. A selection of new and familiar spirituals will be presented by community, student and guest singers. The festival is one of only a few nationwide that seeks to preserve this original American art form and the stories surrounding its evolution.
Erica C. Thomas
Dr. Irv Wagner