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Dec. 17, 2013
 
Halifax Community College hosts North Carolina Symphony for Holiday Pops Concert
 
WELDON, N.C. – The North Carolina Symphony performed a "Holiday Pops" concert at The Centre at Halifax Community College (HCC) on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by the HCC Foundation Inc. Symphony Resident Conductor William Henry Curry led the North Carolina Symphony during the performance.

The state's premier orchestra presented treasured celebrations of the season, beginning with "Christmas Overture" by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, followed by a beautiful arrangement of a holiday classic titled "Fantasia on Greensleeves." The program also featured orchestral holiday classics with a piece from the beloved Tchaikovsky ballet, The Nutcracker, as well as Dance of the Tumblers from Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden. The audience sang favorites such as "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Silver Bells," and "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" along with the orchestra.

Sponsors for the Weldon Holiday Pops concert included:
  • Citizens Community Bank
  • Halifax Community College
  • Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Halifax County Arts Council
  • HCC Board of Trustees
  • HCC Foundation Inc. Board
  • HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.
  • HCC Student Support Services
  • U.S. Department of Education Predominantly Black Institutions Formula Grant
  • The North Carolina Symphony's statewide Holiday Pops tour is supported by Our State Magazine. Statewide concert support and partnership is provided by Duke Energy.

    The North Carolina Symphony Committee included Tina Gregory, Lori Medlin, Wesley Pepper, Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Tony Short, Joyce Tillery, Kathy White and the Office of Institutional Advancement Staff. Special thanks goes to the HCC Foundation Inc., Office of Institutional Advancement Staff, Gene Minton, campus and community volunteers as well as the Holiday Pops Children's Choir and Conductor Reverend Quientrell L. Burrell Jr.

    About the North Carolina Symphony
    Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony gives more than 200 performances annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 66 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

    Based in downtown Raleigh's spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.
    NC HOLIDAY POPS
    The North Carolina Symphony performed a “Holiday Pops” concert at The Centre at Halifax Community College (HCC) on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by the HCC Foundation Inc. Symphony Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, above, led the North Carolina Symphony during the performance.  
     
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    The Holiday Pops Children’s Choir with Conductor Reverend Quientrell L. Burrell Jr.
     
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    Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

    Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239