Five years ago today, New York City Children’s Theater’s A Band of Angels closed off-Broadway. The final song in the show was a rousing rendition of This Little Light of Mine performed acapella by our incredible cast, that we’re thrilled to share with you today!

Starring Bryson Bruce, Denielle Gray, Sekou Luke, Cynthia Nesbit, Sam Ray, and La’Nette Wallace

New York City Children’s Theater’s production A Band of Angels celebrates the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a choir still in operation today that was founded shortly after the Civil War at one of the first schools for freed slaves. Written by Myla Churchill and first produced by New York City Children’s Theater in 2005, the musical includes traditional African-American spirituals and was called “uplifting” and “captivating” by The New York Times.

When Ella, a pop-culture obsessed teenager, is transported back in time to meet the Jubilee singers she gains a new appreciation for history and education.


Written by Myla Churchill
Directed by Colman Domingo
Music Directed by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld
Adapted from the book “A Band of Angels” by Deborah Hopkison

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