CCC Choir Recording with Rita Engedalen
CCC Choir Records with Grammy Award-winning Artist

Norwegian Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rita Engedalen, Margit Bakken, and 11 members of the award-winning Coahoma Community College concert choir under the direction of Kelvin Towers record Rita’s composition, “Heaven Ain’t Ready for Me Yet” over the weekend at Gary Vincent’s Clarksdale Sound Stage Studio.

CCC Choir Records with Grammy Award-winning Artist

Press Release From blues photojournalist Panny Mayfield, pannywriter@yahoo.com, 4/15/18

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Mon Apr 16, 2018

CCC Choir Recording with Rita Engedalen

Caption for photo: Rita Engedalen (holding guitar), Margit Bakken, and Coahoma Community College members make beautiful music during recording session.

 

Norwegian Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rita Engedalen, Margit Bakken, and 11 members of the award-winning Coahoma Community College concert choir under the direction of Kelvin Towers record Rita’s composition, “Heaven Ain’t Ready for Me Yet” over the weekend at Gary Vincent’s Clarksdale Sound Stage Studio.

The recording will be included in Engedalen’s album being produced in Notodden, Norway, Clarksdale’s international sister city and sister festival of the Sunflower River Blues Festival since 1996. The two vocalists were featured at the 2016 Sunflower with their “Women in Blues” presentation. Engedalen also recorded earlier with two members of the CCC choir and with Chapel Hill Baptist Church soloist Myra Turner, cousin of Ike Turner.

Towers is grateful his students had the opportunity to expand their experiences and says this isn’t the first time the ensemble has worked with Engendalen.

“It was a remarkable learning experience for our students to get a chance to see what happens behind the scenes in studio recording,” said Towers. “We have recorded with her in years past on previous songs: Holy Land & Amazing Grace.”

The CCC Concert Choir is one of the premier choirs in the southern region and the nation; serving as an excellent ambassador for Coahoma Community College within its surrounding communities and the religious sector. The choir’s repertoire includes classical and arousing concert spirituals along with contemporary and traditional gospel.

For more information about the CCC Concert Choir contact, Kelvin Towers, director of choir activities, at (662) 621-4212 or ktowers@coahomacc.edu.