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RCC choir ushers in Christmas season with concert at Cole Auditorium

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Members of the Richmond Community College choir sing during a Christmas concert Tuesday at Cole Auditorium. Members of the Richmond Community College choir sing during a Christmas concert Tuesday at Cole Auditorium. Amy Guinn - Richmond Observer

HAMLET — The beginning of December starts the stampede of Christmas programs, parades, parties and other holiday commitments that can enjoyed this time of year. One such event was the Christmas concert performed by the RichmondCC choir Tuesday evening.

Director Kimberly Goard put together a program of familiar pieces that put the crowd in a holiday spirit.  With her accompaniment on the piano, Kristen Stuteville on guitar and Tim Peek playing the drums and other percussion instruments, music filled the lobby of the Cole Auditorium.

In her welcoming comments to the crowd, Goard said the choir assembled about a year ago and while they “are not professionals, they enjoy getting together.” Made up of RichmondCC employees, staff and students, the demographic makeup of the choir is understandably varied.  

The choir is 14 members strong and the enjoyment each choir member feels while singing was evident in the expressions on their faces while performing. Ten songs were performed, some with just a soloist, but most with the full choir.

Vocal soloists for the evening included Kayla Luther, Marcella McDonald, Pamela Creech and Darene Martin.

Choir members also include: Tashai Blake, Qearia Braden, Zayla Faith Brewington, L.J. Brown, Traci Etheridge, Jessica Lowery, Jessica Ludlum, Khahiem Marshall, Chanisha Shaw, Logan Smith and Kristen Stuteville.

At the conclusion of the program, Goard thanked everyone for coming and invited the crowd back in the spring for another concert.