PRIDE IN A CULTURAL HERITAGE
Music is often what people turn to when looking for hope, inspiration, or a way to capture their most passionate feelings. Negro spirituals are songs created by the Africans who were captured and brought to the United States to be sold into slavery. This enslaved race was deprived of their languages, families, and cultures; yet their masters could not take away their music.
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed. It soothes the mind and gives it rest. It heals the heart and makes it whole. It flows from heaven to heal the soul.” - K.C. Lynn
The Legend Singers was founded to perform and preserve the music and performance practices of African Americans. We are the longest, continuously performing African American choral group in the nation.
“. . .they were tones loud, long, and deep; they breathed the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest anguish. Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains.” - Frederick Douglass
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Legend Singers Choral Ensemble has placed many of the 2020-2021 Season events on hold, BUT please get ready for the "2021 Festival of African American Spirituals Virtual Concert" that will be shown at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook and broadcast on YouTube Sunday, February 28, 2021!
We have attained ArtSafe Certification through the Missouri Arts Council! And stay tuned for news of our recording project! Click Here to view The Legend Singers ArtSafe Plan.