Sherman United Methodist Church Celebrates Centennial with Fisk University Choir Concert
On Friday, October 21 SUMC will once again host the Fisk University Choir. This year's concert will be part of the Church's Centennial celebration, which commemorates the founding of the church in 1922. Proceeds from the event will benefit Fisk University.
The Fisk University Choir, originally known as the Mozart Society, was established in 1879 by Adam K. Spence, first principal of the Fisk School. The purpose of the ensemble was to assist the Fisk University Jubilee Singers during their heavy touring season. Today, under the leadership of Music Director Dr. Christopher Duke, the Fisk University Choir remains the oldest college choir in the state of Tennessee and continues its legacy of fine music.
Dr. Christopher A. Duke is a 1991 Fisk graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. He earned a Master of Science degree in Music Education from Tennessee State University, where he also earned the Doctor of Education degree in School Supervision and Administration of Higher Education. During Dr. Duke’s tenure as Director, the Fisk University Choir has performed throughout the country and in various radio and television appearances. Dr. Duke is also the Director of Campus Services at Fisk, which includes oversight of Housing and Residence Life, Dining Services, the Campus Health Clinic, and the Counseling Center. Dr. Duke is also an Adjunct Professor of Music in the Department.
We hope that you will join us for this special event!