The Burke Singers
D'Walla Burke, Director
The Winston-Salem State University Burke Singers are a female a cappella vocal ensemble founded on the campus of Winston-Salem State University by D’Walla Simmons-Burke. She is the Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies. The songs performed by the Burke Singers display a variety of African-American sacred music, African and American civil rights support songs, and world political awareness songs. In its brief existence, many community and university groups such as arts council board meetings, book clubs, church services, civic organizational banquets, public schools, and inaugural ceremonies of universities have solicited the Burke Singers to perform and “tell the story.” The Burke Singers were invited in March 1997 as one of the featured guests to perform at the National Black Music Caucus’ 25th Anniversary Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Program selections will be announced from the stage.