jubilee quartets

Jubilee Quartets were vocal a cappella groups consisting of at least four black men, each one having a different tone of voice than the other. The four different tones included first tenor, second tenor, baritone, and bass. 

Different types of quartets included:

  • University Jubilee Quartets (ex. Fisk Jubilee Singers) sang to represent colleges/universities
  • Minstrel Jubilee Quartets, groups formed after being rejected from white minstrel shows
  • Barbershop Community Quartets (ex. Golden Gate Quartet) usually formed in barbershops

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