A World-Class Musical Trip at NCCU

nccuchoir2Christmas will arrive at North Carolina Central University 19 days early with a bag filled with music for everyone. The University Choir will hold its annual Christmas concert, Sunday, December 6, 2009, at the B.N. Duke Auditorium, at 4 p.m.

The program will feature Christmas tunes from Argentina, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Brazil. The director of the University Choir, Richard Banks, says, “This is a wonderful holiday recital, which brings NCCU and the community together. We take the audience on a musical journey with our own rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas. In addition, the audience and family members will hear the youngsters from the W.G. Pearson and J.W. Neal Middle Schools, under the direction of Dolli Bradford.”

Banks says there will be a hymn, Leave Us Not, Holy Lord, sung in Yoruba; and three chorals from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and a sing-along.

For additional information about the free holiday recital at the B.N. Duke Auditorium, Sunday, December 6, 2009, at 4 p.m., please contact Richard Banks, director of choral activities at NCCU, at (919) 530-6268.