From its rich beginnings in the early 70’s as the Pamoja Singers, the University of Georgia African American Choral Ensemble (AACE) has endeavored to keep concert halls and churches filled with the powerful sounds and wealth of indigenous musical treasures birthed from the African American experience. Since its earliest days at UGA, AACE has been a beacon tower of fellowship and friendship for the university community. Herein, people of many cultures come to share and learn the messages of hope, love and liberation that have sustained a people and this nation. Membership in AACE is determined via an informal placement audition held during the first two class sessions of each semester. The entire University community is invited to participate in this organization. There are two major performances annually near the end of each semester. Other performance opportunities are by invitation.