The Dillard University Choir will perform its 76th annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in Lawless Chapel on the Dillard University campus. It will feature a 70-voice chorus with an orchestra. Narrated by anchor Norman Robinson and DU Alumna Gwendolyn M. Green '63, the concert will feature guest artists will include Dillard alumni Dr. Valerie Jones Francis, ’83, singing “O Holy Night,” and Rev. Cynthia Wilson, ’71, performing “Mary, Did You Know?”
Other highlights will include renditions of G.F. Handel’s “The Hallelujah Chorus” and Frank Kuykendall’s “Joy to the World.” As always, the Holiday Concert will be free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure seating, as this is a standing-room-only event. Longtime director S. Carver Davenport will lead the choir, which performed at the White House during the 2011 holiday season.
The Dillard University Choir will follow its Holiday Concert with a performance on Saturday, Dec. 8, at A Liberty Bank Christmas with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This Christmas concert, which will feature performances from Irvin Mayfield, Kermit Ruffins, Leah Chase, Stephanie Jordan and more, will be held in Xavier University’s Convocation Center at 8 p.m.
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