Preview: Jubilee to perform final concert of year

The Newtonite

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Senior Ellie Abbott, a member of Jubilee Singers, performs a solo during Pops Night. The gospel choir will perform in one more concert before the end of the school year.

by Peter Diamond

Jubilee Singers will perform its final concert of the year Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

 A gospel choir, Jubilee Singers performs music from around the world, according to music teacher Sheldon Reid, who conducts the choir.

 “Jubilee is a choir, which sings music largely from the African diaspora,” he said.

 For the upcoming concert, one of Jubilee Singers’ pieces will be “Nobody’s Fault but Mine.” This song is an old folk-gospel piece which has been covered by many contemporary artists such as Led Zeppelin. Reid described the song as “a spiritual tradition.”

 “Our June concerts are full of energy because a lot of our alumni attend,” said Reid. “Alumni always add a lot of energy to the audience and to the performance.”

 Junior Samantha Chan, a member of Jubilee Singers, echoed Reid’s excitement, calling the choir “energetic, spiritual, rich and enchanting.”

 “The upcoming concert is really fun because we sing a variety of gospel songs, such as a capella pieces and upbeat fun ones,” she said. “It will be a joyous and uplifting experience that will make you dance, sway and maybe even shed some tears.”

 Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public. They will be sold at all lunches the week of the concert.