• Welcome

  • Hello Members of TSP.  This is your page. It was created to be a hub for disseminating information, such as upcoming rehearsals and events, and to assist you with learning the various pieces of music that we will be performing.  I hope you find it to be a helpful resource. .



    M. Roger Holland, II


  • The Spirituals Project

  • Lamont webpage, The Spirituals Project

    The following link will take you to the DU Lamont School of Music webpage that has information about The Spirituals Project, including our current performing activities.  Feel free to share it with your friends, but not our portfolio page, which is private and exclusively for TSP members.  The Lamont homepgae has a list of "Special Pages" at the bottom (this is an update). The very first item on the list is "The Spirituals Project Choir."


    Lamont Home Page: https://www.du.edu/ahss/lamont/index.html

    Direct link to The Spirituals Project page: https://www.du.edu/ahss/lamont/get-involved-hire-us-summer-acad/spirituals-project/


  • Colorado Public Radio

    Monday, February 5th, The Spirituals Project will be the focus of Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters, airing at 10:00am and 7:00pm at 90.1 FM.


    After the program airs on Monday, a permanent link to the program will be posted in perpetuity on the CPR website (www.cpr.org), on the Colorado Matters page (http://www.cpr.org/news/podcast/colorado-matters), where anyone can access the full program online at a time that is convenient for them.


  • TSP at Shorter AME 150th - Evening news clip

    10/27/18 - Evening news

  • Community Announcements

  • Rehearsal Info

    Wednesday rehearsal schedule in preparation for Feb. 27th concert:

    • Feb. 5
    • Feb. 19
    • Feb. 26 - DRESS REHEARSAL




  • TSP community conversations starting Feb 17

    Dear Spirituals Project members,

    As mentioned several times in rehearsals, we will be facilitating a series of community conversations around the choir, The Spirituals, race, and social justice to build on the conversations we have had in choir rehearsals and at the retreat in September. Facilitated by Dr. Marquisha L. Scott (Assistant Professor of Social Work) and Aleysia, these series of conversations will take place at the Lamont School of Music before choir rehearsals. Our first community conversation will take place on Monday February 17 from 5:30pm to 6:50pm. We invite any choir member to participate.

    We are facilitating these conversations in order to give you space to discuss these issues and to further fulfill the social justice and educational mission of the choir. Marquisha and I also plan to document these conversations as we conduct research on The Spirituals Project and its impact. Though we plan to address  discussion topics that have emerged in our conversations in the choir this year, Marquisha and I would also love to hear from you as we prepare these conversations. What topics have you been thinking about? What do you feel should be discussed in these community conversations? Please let us know!

    Please be sure to contact Marquisha (Marquisha.Scott@du.edu) and/or Aleysia (aleysia.whitmore@du.edu) with any questions or concerns.

  • Please see Mercedes or Willie for more information.


  • Ed Battle Honored at Dazzle

    Hello everyone,

    An article was published online in Westword last week about the tribute done at Dazzle to honor our Ed Battle. Here is the link:

    Ed Battle article

  • Ed Battle performs at Dazzle

    Here's a YouTube link to Ed performing at the tribute to him at Dazzle on Nov. 25, 2019.  Many thanks to our Jackie St. Joan for sharing this clip, which I posted on YouTube in order to share with the choir.


  • South African Song

    Since we are singing "Tshotsholoza,"  I thought some of you might be interested in the documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, a film about the ways in which song was a part of the resistance to Apartheid in South Africa. You can stream the film via Amazon Prime and the DU library (though I'm sure it is also available elsewhere). I highly recommend the film (warning: I cry every time I watch it). --Aleysia

  • Concert Repertoire for February 2020

    Here is a list of songs that I plan for us to do for the Feb. 27, 2020 Concert.  Most of them have videos posted.  Please avail yourselves of them and practice your music over the break!


    • Tshotsholoza (Go Forward) (Traditional South African Freedom Song – Jeffrey L. Ames
    • Lift Every Voice (Carter)
    • Hear My Prayer (Moses Hogan)
    • I’ve Been ‘Buked (Hall Johnson)
    • Great God Almighty – Jester Hairston
    • I Cried All Night Long, (Clayton White) 
    • Old Ship of Zion (Wings Over Jordan Choir) (Arr. Holland) 
    • God’s Gonna Set This World on Fire (Moses Hogan)
    • Oh Freedom (arr. Brazeal W. Dennard)
    • Ezekiel Saw de Wheel (William Dawson)
    • I Know the Lord Laid His Hands on Me (Arlen Hershberger)
    • We Are the Ones We Been Waiting For (Bernice Johnson Reagon)
    • Roll Down, Justice (Mark A. Miller)
    • We Praise Your Name (Jesse Williams)
    • Heal Our Land (Oscar Williams)


  • Concert Schedule - 2019-2020 Season

    4 - Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020– Wind Crest Retirement Community.

    (Rescheduled from 10/27/19)

    3235 Mill Vista Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

    High Line Overlook Building -  Arts and Entertainment Auditorium

    Sunday Evening Christian Fellowship, John Gianakos, Chairman

    Time: 5:30 PM

    Report time: 4:30 PM


    • Concert order

      1. Tshotsholoza (Go Forward) (Traditional South African Freedom Song – Jeffrey L. Ames
      2. Hear My Prayer (Moses Hogan)
      3. Keep Your Lamps! (Andre Thomas)
      4. Climbing High Mountains (Traditional)
      5. Dream and the Dreamer (mvt. 3)
      6. Ella’s Song – Bernice Johnson Reagon
      7. Balm in Gilead (trad.)
      8. Heal Our Land (Oscar Williams)
      9. Guide My Feet – arr. Avis Graves
      10. Jesus Is a Rock – arr. Glenn Burleigh
      11. Walk Together Children (Wm. Henry Smith)


    5 - Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - The Road to Healing

    Event: TSP Winter Concert

    Location: Gates Hall

    Time: 7:30 PM


    6 – Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    Event: Lecture with Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor

    Sponsor: Friends of Chamber Music


    St Thomas Episcopal Church

    2201 Dexter St, Denver, CO 80207


    Time: 7:00 PM


    7 – Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Aurora Central Library, (in the large community room)

    14949 E. Alameda Pkwy

    Aurora, CO 80012



    8 – Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

    League of Women Voters

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Location: Montview Presbyterian Church 

    1980 Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80220



    9 – Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Time: 3:00 PM

    Holly Creek Retirement Center

    5500 E Peakview Ave.

    Centennial, CO 80121


    10 – Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Judaism Your Way - Mimouna concert—a celebration of both the last night of Passover and the Morrocan Jewish tradition of Jews and Muslim


    11 - Date: Sunday April 26, 2020

    Time: 3:00 PM

    Concert with the Denver Choir League

    Location: Turnverein Dance Hall

    1570 N Clarkson Street

    Denver, CO 80218



    12 - Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 7:30 PM

    Event: National Conference

    Location: Gates Hall


  • Denver Job Fair for Census Workers


This portfolio last updated: 27-Jan-2020 11:32 AM