ADSMM Legacy Musicians of The Shambrey Chorale
(Charter Members*)

Celestine Shambrey, founding conductor
Thelma P. Hicks, assistant conductor
*Vennie F. Johnson, organist-accompanist
Samuel Arthur Carroll, assistant accompanist
Dora Vernelle Ballard, assistant accompanist
Joseph R. Taylor, orchestra conductor

OFFICERS

PRESIDENTS
Harry Berthelot
John E. Mayes
Barbara Moore
James Saul
*Rudy Williams

TREASURERS
Zulah E. Lee
*Earldon Scales

ASSISTANT LIBRARIANS
Verlena Davenport

VICE PRESIDENTS
Barbara Moore
Winston (Sonny)
Taylor

ASSISTANT TREASURERS
Norma J. Howell
Earldon Scales

CHAPLAINS
Linda V. Brooks
Vermya Phillips

ASSISTANT SOCIAL CHAIRMAN
Carrie Speed

RECORDING SECRETARIES
Barbara Bolton
Shangri-La Cully
Zulah Lee

PUBLICITY/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Mildred Horne
Donald Villarel
Everett E. Wigley

SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN
Evelyn Cully
Everett E. Wigley

CO-FOUNDER
Milton F. Williams

CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES
Peggy Speese

Hurrel Janet Watson

LIBRIARIAN
Vennie F. Johnson

SOCIAL CHAIRMAN
Viola Avery

 
 
PERSONNEL
 
SOPRANOS
 Alice Jane Adams
Viola Avery
Alta Ballard
Connie Balanag
Lois Williams Bridges
Kay Chandler
Hazel Chatman
Edith Curl
Juanita Curry
Erika Daankmar
Brenda Dawson
Yvonne Dowd
 Barbara Dumas
Karen Eushery
Clytie Gibson
Agnes Goodall
LaNell Harvey
Thelma Hicks
Mildred Horne
Rosie Hornsby
Norma Howell
Peggy Speese Hurrell
Bobbie Lee Ireys
Marianne L. Jones
 Gloria Knapstad
Geraldine Labat
Mary Manka
Ethel Martin
Bernice Massey
Bernice Mathison
Mildred Matthews
Barbara Moore
Earlean Muldrew
August Shambrey Neville
Eleanor Norwood
Vermya Phillips
Sherry Porter
Aviva Rosenbloom
Virgie Smith
Carrie Speed
Dorothy Speights
Clarice Thompson
Mary Thompson
Lori Washington
Nancy Westley
Maxine Whitfield
Philura Williams 
ALTOS
 Rhonda Hall Alter
Luanne Artigue
Roberta Austin
Kathryn Bronson
Linda B. Brooks
Myrna Busche
Odessa Cavanaugh
Beverly Cephus
Norma Cook
 Viola Crosby
Evelyn Cully
Shangri-La Cully
Kiki Fleck
Dorcas D. Galloway
Beatrice J. Hamilton
Thelma Hicks
Catharine Jaap
*Barbara Bolton Jones
 Bobbie Jean Leacock
*Zulah Lee
Herminia Lewall
Micky Mann
Bertha Mills
Sylvia McLymont
Yvonne Perez
Eugenia Phillips
Emma Jeann Pickett
Mary Pratt
Wathea Sims
Althera (Pat) Sprueill
Janet Watson
Nancy Westley
Ernestine White
Kay White
TENORS
Lawrence Ayers II Lonnie James Bartlett
Barbara Bolton
Harry Berthelot
Julius Caesar
Samuel Carroll
Reginald Carson
James Craven
Verlena Davenport
John Dennison
Klaus Deschner
Chrisler Hodge
Edwin Hughes
Carl Hult
Tim Isbel
James Jackson
LeRoy Kelley, Jr.
Maurice Lackey
Chris Rollins
Harold Smith
Donald Villeral
Milton Williams
Keith Wyatt
BASS / BARITONE
Doyle Bell
Oscar Boswell
Sewell Bridges
William Campbell, Jr.
John Corsaut
Paul Cole
Cecil Doty
Michael E. Joyce
John E. Mayes
Roger Robinson
Neil Rose
James Saul
Earldon Scales
Edward Short
Andrew Speed
John Sturm
Winston Taylor
Everett E. Wigley
Rudy Williams
 
 
GUEST MUSICIANS

Delcina Stevenson, soprano
Suzanna Stahl, mezzo-soprano
Nolan Van Way , tenor
John Lombardi, baritone
Dr. James E. Smith, guest conductor

 

HONORARY MUSICIANS COMMITTEE
 
Mildred Burston, Keynote Music Company
Chairman John Deichman, Director of Performing arts, L.A. City Schools
Paul Senia, Bureau of Music, L.A. City
Nathan Scott, composer; arranger
Olive Wells Ball
Fannie Benjamin
Lucille Baycote Blair
Dave Bowick
Florence Cadrez Brantley
James Craven
Nicola Fowles
C. Dave Hargrave
Lillie Hill Jones
Glen Jones
Danellen Joseph
Gwendolyn Lightner
Toussaint McCall
Judge Albert D. Matthews
Mildred Matthews
Dr. Albert J. McNeil
Ursulla Murrell
Earl Raines
Joseph R. Taylor
Don Lee White
Edith Owens White
Dr. J. Harrison Wilson
 
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
 

Allan Babugura
Loyola Marymount University

Janice Shambrey Briscoe
UCLA

James Ray DeLoach
California State University

Robert L. Cole
Morehouse College

Teresa Frances Gibson, MD
Georgetown School of Medicine

Arthur J. Gray
II Loyola Marymount University

Alexandra Harvey
Jefferson High School
Central Washington State Univ.

Donald Ashley Horne, Jr.
El Camino College
UC Irvine

Rev. Laurence Jackson, MD
USC School of Medicine

Landon Monroe Johnson
Yankton College, South Dakota

Rev. Richard Anthony Miles
Westchester High School
CSULA
UC Irvine

Balanga Perry Madison
Howard University

R. Kevin Speese
Simpson College

Jerri Taylor
Pomona College

Joseph R. Taylor
East Texas State University

Carmella Towles
Trade Technical College

Nanette Marie White
USC

Ardena Bartlett
Crenshaw High School
UC Irvine

Belina Blunt
Crenshaw High School
CSU Long Beach

Jovetta Franciscous
Crenshaw High School
UC Berkeley

Sabina Causey
Crenshaw High School
San Jose State University

Jackie Benjamin
Crenshaw High School
CSU Long Beach

Angela Moore
Crenshaw High School
UC Santa Barbara

Ahmed Mortis
Crenshaw High School
Florence Miller Crenshaw High School
CSU Dominguez Hills

La Dronna Smith
Crenshaw High School
CSU Dominguez Hills

Natalie Walthour
Crenshaw High School
Grambling

Hassain Sims Allen
Crenshaw High School
Oberlin University

Angela Moore
David Starr Jordan High School
Tuskegee Univ.

Bahia Li
David Starr Jordan High School
UC Davis

Mae Lee
David Starr Jordan High School
UC Davis

Robert Webb
David Starr Jordan High School

James Tillman
David Starr Jordan High School
CSU Northridge

Sugey Carrera
David Starr Jordan High School
CSU Northridge

Steven Santos
David Starr Jordan High School
UC Irvine

csudh logo WhiteThe African Diaspora Sacred Music & Musicians Program (ADSMM) is an archiving, research and performance program of the California State University Dominguez Hills Music Department , implemented in partnership with the Africana Studies Department and the University Library . The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network & Forum.

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