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Black Chorus

The Black Chorus at the University of Illinois was founded in 1968. Organized by four students, and later under the direction of School of Music faculty with students, officers, the Black Chorus has sustained a high level of excellence in performance, collaborating with writers, jazz and gospel musicians, chamber orchestra, and dancers. Black Chorus is celebrating 48 years this year.

The Black Chorus is celebrating 35 Years with Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Conductor

Join us for the 2017 Symposium Concert Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and are available now at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Please email adavis2@illinois.edu with any questions.

Take a look at Dr. Ollie Watts Davis and the women's choir from the Black Chorus as they sing her original composition, "Feel the Warmth."

Below is "Refuge," a commissioned piece by Dr. Ollie Watts Davis and Pastor K. Edward Copeland, J.D. (B.A. '84), for the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.