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CCC to bring together area HBCU choirs during annual Fall Harvest Festival
CLARKSDALE – For several weeks, Coahoma Community College’s Choir has been preparing for one of its most highly anticipated events of the year—the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fall Harvest Festival.

CCC to bring together area HBCU choirs during annual Fall Harvest Festival

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Wed Oct 19, 2016

CLARKSDALE – For several weeks, Coahoma Community College’s Choir has been preparing for one of its most highly anticipated events of the year—the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fall Harvest Festival.

“We’ve been practicing on some of the songs since Choir Camp this summer, so we’re anxious to finally get to perform them,” said CCC choir member Brianna Jones, a freshman social work major from Cleveland, MS.

The annual music festival will feature six choirs and more than 300 voices from regional HBCUs, including Alcorn State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, and the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.

This year’s free event, sponsored by CCC’s Lyceum committee, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Pinnacle.

The event has become a favorite not only among alumni and community members, but for CCC choir members as well.

Sophomore Fine Arts major Raven Minor of Louisville, Miss, who’s participating in the event for a second year, said she enjoys the uniqueness each choir brings to the fold.

“It’s always fun to see choirs from area HBCUs come to CCC to perform,” said Minor. “Different choirs have different styles and techniques, so it ‘s a chance for us to see what they’re doing on the university-level”.

According to CCC Music Department Chair and Director of Choral Activities Kelvin Towers, each participating choir will provide a 15-minute performance before joining together for a final selection, featuring “Glorious is the Name of Jesus”.

He said the event is one you don’t want to miss.

“Throughout this series, the Lyceum committee, chaired by Mrs. Yvonne Stanford, has received rave reviews for sponsoring such a great cultural event for the school and community,” said Towers.“If you are a lover of choral music, this is an event that's designed for you.”

For questions or for more information about this event, contact CCC Lyceum Committee Co-Chair Rita Hanfor at (662) 621-4144 or rhanfor@coahomacc.edu