“THIS JOY” ARRANGED BY G. Phillip Shoultz, III
Joe Davis read his poem, “This Joy” inspired by the traditional gospel song of the same name. The VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, Singers Of This Age, and Vintage Voices conducted by Associate Artistic Director G. Phillip Shoultz, III, featuring Joe Davis and The Poetic Diaspora perform “This Joy” arranged by G. Phillip Shoultz, III recorded on February 26, 2023 at WITNESS: Reawakening Love from the 2022-2023 Season.
- VocalEssence Chorus
- VocalEssence Ensemble Singers
- VocalEssence Singers Of This Age
- VocalEssence Vintage Voices
- Joe Davis and The Poetic Diaspora
- Joe Davis, Poet | Founder | Artistic Director
- Imani Waters, Vocalist
- Traiveon Dunlap, Vocalist | Percussion
- Theo Brown, Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Keys
- Nii Adjetey Mensah, Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Bass | Beatbox
- Omar Abdulkarim, Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Horn
- Deevo Dee, Multi-instrumentalist | Guitarist
- Ernest Bisong, violin
- G. Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor
This joy that I have the world didn’t give it to me.
The world didn’t give.
The world can’t take it away.
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