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Article "Sabbath Glee Club to Sing Sunday"

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Article "Sabbath Glee Club to Sing Sunday"

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As part of their program of "varied and attractive services," the Student Committee on Religious Worship scheduled the Richmond Sabbath Glee Club to present Sunday evening at 7:00 pm at the Vesper Service in the Cannon Memorial Chapel. Led by Joseph Matthews, the organization, which originated in Richmond at the First African Church, was made up of 25 black singers whose series of concert numbers were principally drawn from "the popular Negro origin" to "preserve the old Negro folk songs and Negro spirituals." Since its start, the club gained wide recognition throughout the nation, presenting concerts in Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., among many others; the organization was even known to have performed before David Lloyd George and Mrs. Roosevelt.

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"Sabbath Glee Club to Sing Sunday." The Richmond Collegian 22, no. 10 (October 11, 1935): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19351011.2.9&srpos=1&e=--1934---1935--en-20--1--txt-txIN-negro------#

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1935-10-11

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Sabbath Glee Club to Sing Sunday",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 22, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/499.