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.
CSU Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir
The Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir is in its 26th season under the direction of Dr. Hansonia L. Caldwell. The Choir is a multiethnic, multigenerational town and gown ensemble that specializes in the performance of music from African Diaspora culture. Students, alumni, faculty and citizens of our service area join voices in order to preserve and celebrate the music of black culture, performing throughout the Los Angeles community, and actively supporting a university Jubilee Choir music scholarship program.
The repertoire of the choir features sacred and secular music from Black culture, including Spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel music, ragtime songs, Broadway show tunes, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz and music by Black composers written in the Americanized European classical tradition. Twice the choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the Albert McNeil Festival Choir (see bottom picture). Recently the choir has been performing in the annual ADSMM Living Legends Festival Choir.
Jubilee Choir rehearsals are held throughout the academic year (September – May) on the university campus in LaCorte Hall A202 on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning at 6pm. Academic credit is available each semester.