CCC Spring Concert 2018

Coahoma's Choir Wins Best School Choir of the Year

Recently, the Coahoma Community College Choir was awarded Best School Choir of the Year for their melodious gospel sounds at the 2018 Mississippi Merit Awards.

CCC Department of Music Chair and Choir Director Kelvin Towers appreciates the significance behind the award. For him, it isn’t just a title that speaks of his gift and the choir’s talent.

Coahoma's Choir Wins Best School Choir of the Year

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4157 - Melody Dixon

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Tue Jul 24, 2018

CCC Spring Concert 2018Recently, the Coahoma Community College Choir was awarded Best School Choir of the Year for their melodious gospel sounds at the 2018 Mississippi Merit Awards.

CCC Department of Music Chair and Choir Director Kelvin Towers appreciates the significance behind the award. For him, it isn’t just a title that speaks of his gift and the choir’s talent.

“It means that we have impacted many people across the Mississippi Delta and other surrounding regions, and they saw it noteworthy enough to vote for our choir,” Towers said.

CCC alumnus Darian Jamison began the Merit Awards program to acknowledge the outstanding musical performances of singing groups and local artists in the North Mississippi area. Televised events such as the Stellar Awards inspired Jamison to start the small-scale awards for locally-known vocalists. Fans of the musicians were able to online for the nominee they deemed most deserving. Categories were created to include the best gospel singers from churches in the area. Attendees and hopeful nominees gathered at Second Baptist Life Center in Coldwater, Mississippi to witness who would win the multiple titles.

The Concert Choir has also toured various cities in the southern region of the country and the following major cities: Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Orlando, San Antonio, and Houston.

Some of their noteworthy performances include appearances on distinct programs that featured celebrities such as Judge Greg Mathis, actress Tonea Stewart, gospel host Merdean Gales, and national recording artists: Ricky Dillard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Amber Bullock, and Kurt Carr. The highlights of the 2016-2017 academic school year include performing at the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Gospel Extravaganza in Washington, DC, and being featured in the upcoming Pulse Film’s (London, England) documentary with the choir’s arrangement of “A Change is Gonna Come”; which will be aired internationally.

Towers says the choir has accepted an invitation to perform at Mississippi Valley State University’s gospel concert during their homecoming. The group also looks forward to singing at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee and at Delta State University’s Delta Center for Culture and Learning in Cleveland.

Additionally, the CCC choir is preparing to host its own choral festival featuring choirs from HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) from around the southern region. The event has been scheduled for November 4, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

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