The Ambassadors’ Concert Choir has been thrilling audiences with its spirited musical offerings since 1979. The choir performs a diverse blend of music of all genre and many cultural traditions classical, spirituals, jazz, gospel, patriotic music, hymns, Broadway show music and popular music. The 75-100 member choir is predominantly African-American by nature, but people of all cultures participate and are welcomed.
The Ambassadors’ are proudest of their tradition of giving glory and honor to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Lives have been touched, spirits have been changed and hearts have been moved by the music of the Ambassadors’ Concert Choir for over 30 years.
The Ambassadors of Faith Choir was founded in 1979 by Maestro Kenneth Kilgore as an extension of the music ministry of Saint John Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Mr. Kilgore convened approximately 40 local singers and musicians to form a choir that would provide an opportunity to perform all types of sacred music at the highest levels of professionalism and musicality. The choir grew in size, professionalism and repertoire, adding singers and musicians from diverse congregations, faiths, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The choir was incorporated as Ambassadors’ Concert Choir in 1985.
The choir has performed throughout the United States and in Mexico. The Ambassadors’ have provided music for the inaugurations of the past six Oklahoma governors, for the nationally televised first Murrah Federal Building Bombing Memorial (attended by then President Bill Clinton) and with such performing talents as Linda Twine, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Simon Estes, The Canterbury Choral Society, Thomas and Carol Bryce-Carey, Leona Mitchell and the International Organist Guild. The Ambassadors’ Concert Choir was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 1992.
The Ambassadors’ Concert Choir currently performs under the direction of Dr. Sandra Thompson, Music Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, and is accompanied by a host of talented musicians and entertainers. The history of the Ambassadors’ is continuing to be written.