The Amina Claudine Myers' Voice Choir
The Amina Claudine Myers' Voice Choir was organized in 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, by Amina Claudine Myers. After moving to New York City, Myers reorganized the choir. The choir is flexible in that it can be augmented at any time for various musical works. The Voice Choir performs original compositions written and arranged by Myers, from traditional influences including spiritual, gospel, jazz to extended forms. Myers' musical "I Dream", a contemporary work was performed by the original choir in Chicago and later in New York City. In 1979 and ensemble of nineteen (sixteen voices, two percussionists and Myers' on pipe organ) premiered Myers' "Improvisational Suite for Chorus, Pipe Organ and Percussion" at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York City and "When the Berries Fell" at Manhattan Community College consisting of eight voices, electric organ, piano and two percussionists.
In 1981the Voice Choir toured Europe (Italy, France and Finland), as well as performances in concert at The Kitchen, The Public Theatre, The New York Society for Ethical Culture; all in New York City and a concert at a cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut.