Fourth annual HOLLA! Evening of Culture to feature Livingstone College Concert Choir

The Livingstone College Concert Choir will appear on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Fourth Annual HOLLA! Evening of Culture at the Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro.

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Through the years, the Livingstone Concert Choir has traveled throughout the United States uplifting the name of LivingstoneCollege.  In October 1991, the Concert Choir was invited by the U. S. Ambassador of Ghana, West Africa, to perform during the International Week Celebration at the United Nations in New York.

In 2001, the Massachusetts Legislature hosted the Concert Choir in an afternoon concert at the State House.  For many years, the Concert Choir has rendered regional performances along with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of Dr. DaVaughn L. Miller, the Concert Choir performed at Carnegie Hall, April 26, 2010 with the release of a new recording project in the spring of 2011.

The choir is comprised of students from across the campus majoring in a variety of disciplines.  The membership represents a number of geographic regions stretching into the Caribbean and West Africa.  Many of the choir graduates have excelled in careers of education, Christian ministry, medicine, science, the arts and social work.  In its musical programming, the Choir strives for excellence in the classics, sacred and secular music, spirituals and gospel.

Miller holds a bachelor of arts degree with a concentration in ethnomusicology from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., a bachelor of music degree in music education and a masters of music degree in choral conducting from Appalachian State University in Boone. In addition, Miller holds a masters of ducation and doctorate of education from Columbia University in New York City.

The choir accompanist, Dr. Joanne Harrison holds a bachelor of music in organ and piano performance and a masters of music fegree in organ performance from Howard University in Washington D.C. In addition, Harrison holds the doctorate of sacred music from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Ind.

For several consecutive years, the Livingstone College Concert Choir has been the recipient of the prestigious Lula Montgomery Award given on S. E. Duncan Honors Day to the organization on campus that has made the most significant contribution to the college community in a single year.

The HOLLA! Evening of Culture will begin at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Ansonia Theatre.  Tickets are available now. Call 704-695-4968 or 704-465-1790 for tickets.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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