Essence of Joy performs at Tuskegee University
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (March 21, 2011) —The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers performed in the Tuskegee University Chapel on Saturday, March 19. Before the performance, President Gilbert L. Rochon and first lady Patricia Rochon hosted a reception for the ensemble and the university’s Golden Voices Choir at their home.
The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers, under the direction of Dr. Anthony T. Leach, performs sacred and secular music from the African and African-American tradition. The choir, founded in 2005, is composed of alumni of the Essence of Joy Choir of the Pennsylvania State University. EOJAS has performed extensively in locations such as Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.
EOJAS' mission is to learn, present, and promote African and African-American sacred and secular music in an effort to entertain, inspire, affirm and unify the worldwide community.