Holiday choir concert puts audience in festive spirit

By Briana McKellery and Veronica Carr

The Lincolnian

The Lincoln University Concert Choir performed its annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 5 at the International Cultural Center.

The event drew an audience of students, staff, faculty and community members.

The Lincoln University Concert Choir performs Dec. 5 at the ICC. LATIA TUCKER/FOR THE LINCOLNIAN
The Lincoln University Concert Choir performs Dec. 5 at the ICC. LATIA TUCKER/FOR THE LINCOLNIAN

The choir is directed by Professor Edryn Coleman, who told the audience that the concert was a reminder of the “reason for the season.” Choir members dressed in floor-length black dresses or black tuxedos and processed in singing “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”

In one of the featured songs, “Daniel Daniel”, senior Malcolm Richardson and junior Brian Fenderson performed solos.

“I always enjoy going to the holiday concert because it is one the best concerts that Lincoln puts on during the school year,” said sophomore Tyresia Douglas.

Choir member Gernae Bingham was pleased with the groups performance. “It was a great show!”

Natia Contee, a soprano in the choir, said she felt an emotional connection to each of the songs performed.

“The music is beautiful, and some of the songs make me cry,” she said. “It’s great that I get to share my love of the music with the audience and see how they react to the songs.”

During the 40-minute concert, the choir also performed “Glory to God,” “My Lord Has Come,” “Oh Magnum Mysterium” and “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Lion Media is producing a CD of the concert, which will be available soon.

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