The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Musicconsists of music, books, periodicals, documents, audio & visual materials, and oral histories. The primary goal of the Archive is to facilitate research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music (church music and religious concert music) created and/or performed by the multicultural population of Southern California.
The Shambrey Chorale Collection - Online Archive of California
Founding Conductor Celestine Shambrey
The Shambrey Chorale was conceived as an idea in 1972, organized into a non-profit group of volunteer, non-paid musicians, began rehearsing immediately and gave its first public appearance February 25, 1973. The founding conductor was Celestine Shambrey, and the founding accompanist was Vennie F. Johnson. This Los Angeles group was an example of a locally celebrated ecumenical community choir, with an African American founder-conductor, and an integrated performance roster (though predominantly African American).