ARISE Ensemble

Unity through Harmony

Celebrating 30 years of service, the ARISE Ensemble raises cultural and ethnic awareness through the spirituals and stories of the African American experience, from Pre-Civil War to the Civil Rights Era.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, ARISE has brought crowds to their feet in a myriad settings such as the official Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration at the Kansas state capitol building rotunda; the Wichita River Festival; and the Kansas Music Educators Association Convention. The ARISE Ensemble also entertains, educates, and engages area students through Arts Partners of Wichita.

Contact us to learn more about scheduling the ARISE Ensemble to bring its timeless message of harmony and hope to your next function. Email

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Juneteenth Celebration in Oklahoma City, June 30, 2018

The ARISE Ensemble will highlight the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Juneteenth celebration by performing stories and songs of the African American experience at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 30 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. African-Americans Renewing Interest in Spirituals Ensemble (ARISE) sings historic spirituals and tells dramatic stories about struggles, tragedies, and triumphs over slavery. Juneteenth is the Texas and Oklahoma regional celebration of the emancipation.

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