Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE—For members of Coahoma Community College’s Choir, the 2015 Annual Homecoming Gospel Concert will be a experience they’ll never forget.
That’s because the choir, under the energizing direction of Kevin Towers, will be featured as backup for Grammy-nominated gospel sensation Ricky Dillard during the free event, hosted at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept 13. in the Pinnacle
Dilliard, whose behind hits such as “God is Great”, “Search Me Lord”, “There’s No Way” and “Amazing”, is the first big act during a long week of centered around CCC’s highly-anticipated Homecoming game Saturday, Sept. 19, against Mississippi Delta.
“It feels great to get the opportunity to sing with someone of that magnitude,” said Sophomore Sherman Carter. “In the past years, CCC Choir members have been given the opportunity to sing with celebrities, and now it’s finally our turn … (Dilliard) is someone who that many of the choir alumni wish they had the opportunity to perform with.”
And while they’re all excited, many of the members are understandably nervous as well.
“We’ve had a lot of long nights and practices,” said sophomore Stephanie Ramsey. “But we still can’t help but be nervous because we have high expectations, and we really want to impress (Dilliard) and the audience.”
CCC Assistant Choir Director Jermero Carter said it’s also an opportunity for the community to support their local, homegrown talent.
“Our choir has been working really hard over the past several weeks,” said Carter. “We have students in the choir from Clarksdale and surrounding areas, so this is the opportunity to support them as they do something positive and worthwhile.”
In addition to the main act, other special performances will include praise and worship by the Memphis and Helena, AR- based Shimea Robinson and Heartsong.
Also, the audience will enjoy the sounds of contemporary and traditional gospel performed by the new local Clarkdale Mass Choir, under the direction of Terry Carr and Terrence Driver.
“Dillard is the type of artist who can bridge the gap between the more traditional and new generation,” said Carter. “There’s going to be a lot of good music and really good performances … It’ll be entertainment, but at same time ministry.”