Choral students from Cumberland, Lincoln to perform holiday favorites at Statehouse

Choral students from Cumberland, Lincoln to perform holiday favorites at Statehouse

PROVIDENCE – Students from Cumberland will be kicking off the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 30, with performances at the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence, a holiday tradition showcasing the musical talents of students from around the state during a month-long series of concerts through the month of December.

“Over 3,300 student musicians from 52 schools throughout the state will perform at the Rhode Island Statehouse in a special series of musical performances,” said Randall Rosenbaum, executive director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, which organizes the event.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Performances take place in the Statehouse rotunda.

On Thursday, Nov. 30, at 9:30 a.m., the Joseph L. McCourt Middle School chorus, under the direction of Shannan Davis, will perform. The North Cumberland Middle School chorus, under the direction of Thomas Alger, will follow at 10 a.m.

Also on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m., the Cumberland High School Clef Singers, directed by Janita Ducharme, will sing.

Other schools participating are the Lincoln High School Choir, under the direction of Brandon Lahoud, on Monday, Dec. 4, at 10:30 a.m., and the B.F. Norton Elementary School 5th grade chorus, directed by Lisa Koziol-Kenyon, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 9:30 a.m.