Voices of Unity Preserves American Spirituals


The Voices of Unity is a multi-ethic choir that is preserving the history of the American Negro Spirituals and promoting unity within the community through music. In the spirit of that mission, they primarily sing a’cappella with a repertoire of classic such as: Wade in the Water, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Ain’t-a That Good News, Deep River and I Hear a Voice a-Prayin’. However, as their reputation has grown, so has their variety of music. The choir performs many classical, gospel and holiday tunes for area weddings, various organizations and community events, as well as private parties. They also perform current hits from Adele and Pharrell Williams.

The Voices of Unity has performed for organizations such as the Child Abuse Network Banquet, John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Banquet, the North Tulsa Rotary, Tulsa’s Martin Luther King Celebration Services, Juneteenth, Neighbor for Neighbor, Mayfest and the Tulsa Talons. The choir was honored to perform for the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s visit to Tulsa in 2012. In April 2016, the Voices of Unity was chosen to sing back up along with the Metropolitan Baptist Church for the multi-talented artist Barry Manilow.
The Voices of Unity was formed in 2009 by Janice Bayouth, former Vocal Music Director at Booker T. Washington High School and former Tulsa Public Schools Magnet Director, who retired in 2013.

Updated 10-17-2016

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