Dear Applicant: 

Jubilation was organized in 1998, under the auspices of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The choir is committed to educating the public, and its young people, about the origin and performance of African American Sacred Music. 

Jubilation choir members are auditioned voices, possessing a love for singing, and the Performing Arts. As of 2014, we have awarded over $12,000.00 in Scholarships. The fallen members listed below provided a rich cultural contribution, and a continuing spirit that will never die. The scholarship is awarded in their honor. 


  • Beverly Byron (alto)
  • Ruth Dargan (tenor)
  • David Davis (male alto)
  • Gwen Nelson Fleming (alto)
  • Rev. W. C. Hall (Spiritual Advisor)
  • Essie Harris (alto)
  • Rev. Dr. William C. Hall (spiritual Advisor)
  • Cyndi Hines (soprano)
  • Joyce (J.J.) Jones (tenor)
  • Robert Jefferson (artist assistant)
  • April Loi Knight (alto)
  • Lois McPherson (soprano)
  • Pearl T. Minatee (honorary member)
  • William L. Pearson III (tenor)
  • Isadell Riley (soprano)
  • Rev. Dr. Lawrence C Roberts (Spiritual Advisor)
  • Shirley Smith-Clax (soprano)
  • Elder Charles A. Stewart (Asst. Director/tenor)
  • The Honorable Donald K. Tucker (charter member)
  • Juanzel Rennick (tenor)

Blessings, 

Rev. Dr. Stefanie R. Minatee, Artistic Director 

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