The 49th Annual

Festival of Spirituals

 

Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 6 pm

First Christian Church of Norman

 220 S. Webster | Norman, OK 73069

 

 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.


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List of performers will be announced at a later date.

 

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. This years line up includes the Northern Oklahoma College choir, led by Brandon Haynes, First Christian Church Choir, Langston's University Bonita Franklin, and many others.

 


Finale (Combined Choirs) @ St John's Episcopal Church of Norman

SquishBand at the 48th Annual Festival of Spirituals

Erica Thomas at 2003 Festival of Spirituals

Erica Thomas at 2003 Festival of Spirituals

OU Trombone Choir

OU Trombone Choir

Dr. Irv Wagner

Dr. Irv Wagner