“The choir has become a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood.” — Hylton Performing Arts Center
This inspiring West African choir lifts the hearts and spirits of all who hear their extraordinary voices. Founded in 1950, the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir has become a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood in its homeland, creating harmony between the music of the Catholic and Islamic cultures in Senegal. Each Sunday, the choir performs at a cathedral in the heart of Dakar’s working-class neighborhood, singing their unique interpretations of gospel spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses composed by its brilliant founder, Mr. Julien Jouga. The ensemble features the chorale and traditional Senegalese drummers in what is sure to be a stirring and beautiful performance.