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DU Choir to Host 75th Annual Holiday Concert, Perform at the White House PDF Print E-mail
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The Dillard University Choir will perform its 75th annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, entitled “A Child Is Born,” will be held in Lawless Chapel on the Dillard University campus. As always, the Holiday Concert will be free and open to the public.

"The choir has endured many long hours in preparation for this concert,” said choir director S. Carver Davenport. “We will perform selections with orchestra that will portray this wonderful time of the year, such as "Hallelujah Chorus," arguably the most celebrated musical selection ever written. In addition, we will perform selections such as "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" by Felix Mendelssohn, "You Raise Me Up" as sung by Josh Groban, and Kurt Carr's "For Every Mountain," on which Jonte Landrum Thomas ("Sunday's Best" finalist on BET) will be the lead singer with the choir.”

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Just three days later, on Dec. 7, the Dillard University Choir will travel to Washington, D.C. and sing at the White House. They will perform in the East Wing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for guests touring the White House and viewing its holiday decorations.

"I am truly blessed to be the choir director for such wonderful young people who are passionate about cultivating their voices and their performances,” said Davenport.

 

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