2011-2012 Fundraising Campaign, Lincoln Center Performance and 2012 Choir Spring Tour
The Tuskegee University Golden Voices Concert Choir completed a successful Spring 2012 Tour, which included performances at the United Negro College Fund Banquet on March 1 and in Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center on March 4, home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
These performances were significant in several ways. The UNCF Banquet marked the sixtieth anniversary of the organization’s founding by Tuskegee University’s third president Dr. Frederick D. Patterson. The Tuskegee Choir was also on hand at that inaugural event under the direction of its illustrious director William L. Dawson.
The performance at Lincoln Center marked the fortieth anniversary of the Tuskegee Choir’s first appearance there in 1972, shortly after the facility was built. The Tuskegee Choir was the first black choir to perform in Avery Fisher Hall.
Following these seminal performances, the Choir presented concerts in New Haven, CT, Bronx, NY, Baltimore, MD, Roanoke, Farmville and Richmond, VA, Raleigh and Durham, NC, and Phenix City, AL. We thank our alumni and friends who served as hosts and facilitators.
The 2012 Tour was funded by a vigorous fundraising campaign, which netted a total of $85,661.69! We give a warm, heartfelt THANK YOU to alumni, faculty, staff and friends who generously contributed to this effort!