Coahoma Hosts Fall Harvest Choral Celebration
Coahoma Community College will host a musical extravaganza on Sunday, Nov. 10, featuring four choirs and more than 200 voices from regional Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) during a concert event sponsored by the Lyceum Committee.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. and is open to the public with free admission to CCC’s Pinnacle.
The concert will feature Mississippi Valley State’s Concert Choir, Rust College’s A’Capella Choir, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Vesper Choir and Coahoma Community College’s own Concert Choir.
Each of the choirs will own the stage for 15-minute miniature showcases that will include selections of jazz, classical and spirituals. At the close of the concert, the choirs will come together forming a mass choir combining the more than 200 voices for a grand finale selection.
This will be the third year that Coahoma has hosted this event that was initially supposed to be held every two years. But according to Coahoma’s Director of Choir Activities and the Music Department Kelvin Towers, the success of the event warranted a yearly performance.
“The response from the audience and the attendance have been great,” said Towers. “Those in attendance get to hear and see their alma-mater choirs perform, and they also get to see and visit with old friends who are in attendance.”
Lyceum Committee members cordially invite everyone out to this rare and historic event and hope that the public will take advantage of this rare opportunity to see so many talented choirs and singers performing together.