Jester Hairston

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Born: 1901-2000
Nationality: American
Education/Training:
gave up studies at Massachusetts Agriculture College, went on to graduate from Tufts University in 1928 and studied music at Juilliard
Best Known For:
being a composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor and actor
Notable Compositions:
wrote the song Mary’s Boy Child, Amen, traditional African American spirituals
Assignments:
began his early career as a choir conductor, specifically on Broadway, which led to singing and acting in plays, films, radio programs, and television; in 1937 became a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild
Curious Facts:
has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Notable Recordings:
most film work was in the field of composing, arranging and choral conducting, but had small bit parts in St. Louis Blues, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Alamo, and Being John Malkovich
REPERTOIRE : I Can Tell the World
CONCERTDATES
14th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/29/2003
REPERTOIRE : Mary's Boy Chile
CONCERTDATES
Family Holiday Concert 12/17/2000
Family Holiday Concert 12/01/2001
REPERTOIRE : Wonderful Counselor
CONCERTDATES
Family Holiday Concert 12/17/2000
Family Holiday Concert 12/01/2001
Festival of Carols 12/05/2015
Festival of Carols 12/12/2015
REPERTOIRE : Mary's Little Boy Chile
CONCERTDATES
Family Holiday Concert 12/18/1999
Home for the Holidays 12/19/1999
REPERTOIRE : In That Great Getting' Up Mornin'
CONCERTDATES
Joint Concert with Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers 06/26/1994
REPERTOIRE : I Want Jesus
CONCERTDATES
Sound of the Ages 03/27/1994
5th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/20/1994
REPERTOIRE : Hold On!
CONCERTDATES
American Songs & Spirituals 06/02/2013
50th Season Celebration 09/22/2013
25th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/02/2014
REPERTOIRE : Amen
CONCERTDATES
HSCF: Chamber Singers 04/26/2013
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