CCC Choir Christmas Concert 2019

CCC Presents Culture Themed Sounds of the Season

It was quite the festive journey that the CCC Chorale took concertgoers on during the 16th annual “Sounds of the Season: A Festival of Choirs” concert.

CCC Presents Culture Themed Sounds of the Season

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Tue Dec 10, 2019

CCC Choir Christmas Concert 2019

It was quite the festive journey that the CCC Chorale took concertgoers on during the 16th annual “Sounds of the Season: A Festival of Choirs” concert. With a tribal piece entitled “Noel,” originally written by Todd Smith and arranged by Brad Holmes, they experienced Christmas in Africa.

Backed by the Memphis Chamber Orchestra, the choir began the long-anticipated musical with “Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy,” a grand series of jubilant numbers in Latin that featured a set of soloists. “Mass” is a piece composed by Andre Thomas, a composer whose artistry reflects folk music and spirituals from the slavery era. The first of the five brief songs led by students Tae’Angelo Carter and Fabionna Miller were “Kyrie,” which means ‘Lord have mercy on us,’ and “Gloria,” which translates into ‘Glory to the Lord in the highest.’

A comical skit of Christmas time antics interrupted the concert music but ended up tying the audience in the jolly holiday spirit.

Kelvin TowersAs the night went on, the wintry mix of selections included a triumphant rendition of Disney’s “Let It Go” by CCC soprano vocalist Kaylin Rogers. Additionally, a harmonizing four-piece ensemble of gentlemen from the Coahoma Choir posed as the singing group Boyz II Men to perform a soulful version of the group’s holiday hit “Let It Snow.”

Two guest choirs, Overton High from Memphis, Tennessee, a secondary institution for the creative and performing arts, and Jim Hill High, which brought greetings from Jackson, Mississippi, and graced the stage in an elegant green, spread holiday cheer through acapella melodies.

The Overton High Choir, under the direction of Delphime Huddleston, sang to Clarksdaleans the popular Christian carol “The First Noel,” an arrangement by Darmon Meader. Jim Hill High director Pamela Moody was also a featured songstress for their final selection, “You Must Be Born Again.”

The CCC Concert Choir ended the concert with the widely known upbeat, nostalgic tune “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” a remake written by Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert, and Buryl Red.

Click here to view photos of the concert.