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The Legend Singers Choral Ensemble

80 years Preserving and Performing the Negro Spiritual!

Christmas 2014


Maestro Dwayne Buggs

Maestro Dwayne A. Buggs, Director


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Legend Singers Choral Ensemble has placed many of the 2020-2021 Season events on hold, BUT please get ready for the "2021 Festival of African American Spirituals Virtual Concert" that will be shown at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook and broadcast on YouTube Sunday, February 28, 2021!

We have attained ArtSafe Certification through the Missouri Arts Council! And stay tuned for news of our recording project!

Our Mission

Founded by the late Dr. Kenneth Brown Billups, The Legend Singers have existed since 1940 to:

perform and preserve the music and performance practices of African Americans;

perform music by non-African American composers who have been influenced by African American music forms and performance practices;

develop outreach programs that educate the community and public and to continue the tradition of excellence in artistic performance of African American choral music.

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