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Jan. 20, 2020: Honoring MLK Day With The Spirituals Project Choir

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The Spirituals Project director M. Roger Holland leads members of the Denver choir through a warm up in CPR’s Performance Studio on Jan. 18, 2018.

University of Denver professor Arthur Jones, whose courses often focus on the history of African-American music, has made it his mission to preserve and revive spirituals. In 1998, he officially formed The Spirituals Project, which is now based out of DU’s Lamont School of Music. The choir sang at the CPR Performance Studio in January 2018.