Winter Concert Scheduled Feb. 17 at Coahoma Community College
CLARKSDALE — After inclement weather conditions forced the cancellation of the annual “Christmas at Coahoma” concert in early December, a new Winter Concert has been prepared by the Coahoma Community College and Agricultural High School’s Concert Choir under the direction of Music Department Chairman and Director of Choir Activities Kelvin Towers.
The choir, which is comprised of singers from across the Mississippi Delta and Memphis areas, will come together on Monday evening (Feb. 17) at 7 p.m. to present “The Cry of Jeremiah” as it’s major work. Written by the African American female composer Dr. Rosephanye, the piece is a four-movement work based textually on the 20th chapter of the Book of Jeremiah. This unique piece of music was written with a built-in narrative that tells the sorrowful tale of the prophet Jeremiah.
In addition, the choir will open the evening with Roland Carters' majestic arrangement of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with full orchestra. The choir will also perform a cappella concert spirituals such as “Ezekiel Saw De Wheel” and “Precious Lord” followed by “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. The college choir will close the evening with “Great and Marvelous”, a fabulous piece written by Dr. Wayne Bucknor, music professor at Oakwood University.
The Memphis Chamber Orchestra will accompany the choir and the evening’s special guest choir will be from the W. A. Higgins Music Academy.
“This will be an enjoyable musical experience that you don’t want to miss!” said Towers.
The concert is free and open to the general public.