Jubilant Sykes

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Jubilant Sykes (born 1960, Los Angeles, California) is an African-American baritone.[1] He has performed with Christopher Parkening and other artists,[2] and has appeared in such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall,[3] the Kennedy Center, London's Barbican Centre, the Apollo Theater, Hollywood Bowl, New Orleans Jazz Festival and hundreds of other major venues around the world.

Sykes performed the role of the Celebrant in the Grammy Award-nominated 2009 recording of Leonard Bernstein's Mass, with the Morgan State University Choir and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop, for Naxos Records.[4]


  1. ^ Norris, Michele, A Jubilant Voice: Classically Trained Singer Jubilant Sykes, in the Spotlight, National Public Radio, 16 December 2002
  2. ^ Epstein, Benjamin, "Singer's Not Jubilant in Name Alone", Los Angeles Times, 13 December 1996
  3. ^ Tommasini, Anthony, Music Review: The Bernstein Mass Project, New York Times 26 October 2008
  4. ^ [No authors listed] (2009). "Bernstein MASS". Naxos Records. Retrieved 2011-06-13.