Lena Davis

Lena Davis, better known as Sister Lena to many, has put tireless effort into continuing her mission of bringing hymn singing back into the church. Since 1997 she has devoted herself to the tradition of shape-note singing by organizing, teaching, managing, and promoting the Community Workshop Choir in Anderson County, South Carolina. This choir is made of more than thirty members that derive from nineteen African American churches in the county. Davis diligently promotes the shape-note tradition in the choir and arranges practices, concerts, and has even organized the production of a Workshop Choir CD. Sister Lena has expanded her influence of shape-note singing both to the local religious community and to the larger arts community in the state.

Davis at 2013 FolkFabulous Festival