CCC Choir Christmas Concert

Coahoma Community College and Guest High School Choirs Wish Clarksdale Community a Very Merry Christmas in Song

An ensemble of Coahoma Community College Choir members, donning the most decorative ugly Christmas sweaters of garlands, sequins, and even lights, burst out into exuberant, synchronized skips and dances after a soloist serenaded the audience with an intro to the popular tune “This Christmas.” Inspired by an acapella arrangement recorded by Pentatonix, the group of crooners gleefully wrapped everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Coahoma Community College and Guest High School Choirs Wish Clarksdale Community a Very Merry Christmas in Song

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

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Tue Dec 11, 2018

CCC Choir Concert

Concert Ugly SweatersAn ensemble of Coahoma Community College Choir members, donning the most decorative 'ugly Christmas sweaters' of garlands, sequins, and even lights, burst out into exuberant, synchronized skips and dances after a soloist serenaded the audience with a soulful intro to the popular tune “This Christmas.” Inspired by an acapella arrangement recorded by Pentatonix, the group of crooners gleefully wrapped everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Themed ‘Sounds of the Season,’ rounds of applause and standing ovations for the CCC concert chorus, the Cordova High School Choir and the Southwind High School Choir of Memphis, Tennessee filled Oakhurst Baptist Church at the annual Christmas concert held last night. Coahoma’s choristers, conducted by CCC Choral Activities director Kelvin Towers and complemented with pleasant instrumentals from the Memphis Chamber Orchestra, presented fresh takes on a few Christmas carols during Part One of the musical. Two widely known numbers included “Silent Night” and “Away in a Manger.”

Southwind ChoirUnder the direction of Dante Webb, the Southwind High School Choir of about 40 students graced the stage in purple and black and began the second part of the concert with “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” a compelling piece that included a little choreography and held the crowd's attention. The highly talented choir ended with “Rockin’ Jerusalem,” as arranged by Damon Dandridge.

After two casual, entertaining performances by CCC ensembles amidst a candle-lit setting, the Cordova High School Choir, directed by Adrian Maclin, followed up with jubilant melodies in “Glory, Hallelujah to the Newborn King” and two other selections. The CCC Choir closed out the concert with three more songs, one of which has become a traditional favorite—“Mary Had a Baby.” The singers raised concert-goers on their feet with an electrifying, up-beat arrangement of “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” The rendition was originally recorded by gospel artist James Fortune. The chorale bidded guests farewell with a reprise of the Christian song.

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