Season 43 is here!

Session 1: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” arr. Roland Carter

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is a song of hope and freedom. It was first written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and was recited in a segregated school of 500 children.  In 1905, Johnson’s brother, J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) set the poem to music. Since then, it has been performed widespread as a message of hope for the African American community and was named the “Negro National Anthem” by the NAACP in 1919. Included in nearly 40 hymnals, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is an essential piece for innumerable choirs and distinguished soloists across America. 

The arrangement presented by PCS was written by Roland Carter, Copyright © 1978 by Edward R. Marks Music Corp. and is distributed by Hal Leonard Publications and used by permission.

Piedmont Chamber Singers stands with our brothers and sisters in the pursuit of social justice and equality.