The Phil Woodmore Singers assembled in 2017 after Bryan Doerries, Artist Director for Theater of War Productions, commissioned Phil Woodmore to compose musical selections for Antigone in Ferguson, a show based on a new translation of the classic Greek play, which premiered in Saint Louis, MO on September 17, 2016. The twenty-four person choir is comprised of members of the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Choir, Trinity Community Church Choir, students from the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in University City, as well as singers from the greater Saint Louis community. Four talented musicians accompany the choir: Sargent Ja’Mes Davis on saxophone, Officer Jason Davis on keyboard, Bernard Long Jr. on drums, and Pastor Willie D. Woodmore on guitar. Phil Woodmore, a Saint Louis native, has been directing choirs for the past 18 years and is grateful for the opportunity to direct the Phil Woodmore Singers. Since the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson, the choir has performed at the Onassis Center in New York, the PopTech Conference in Camden, Maine, Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and the BRIC organization in Brooklyn, New York. This summer the Phil Woodmore Singers will be traveling to Greece to workshop Antigone in Ferguson followed by a performance in Brooklyn, New York in July. Director Phil Woodmore is happy to announce that the Phil Woodmore Singers will be making their national debut this summer at the Veiled Prophet Parade on July 1st. The group will be performing in the opening number, singing on a float presentation and performing an original arrangement of America the Beautiful written by director Phil Woodmore during the finale.