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State Arts Council Announces Holiday Concerts at RI State House

The holiday season is here, and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during the month of December.

“This year will be our biggest celebration to date,” said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. “Forty-one musical groups from schools throughout the state will perform at the Rhode Island State House in a special series of musical performances.”

All concerts are free and open to the public.

The concert series, organized by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will feature music of the season, performed by students from schools throughout the State of Rhode Island. The performances are all in the Rhode Island State House.

[Note to Editors: the following list is arranged by city/town. A link to a chronological list can be found below and at http://www.arts.ri.gov/pdf_files/holiday2009.pdf.

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

List of Holiday Concerts - Arranged by City/Town

 Barrington: Monday, December 07, 2009, 12:00 PM, St. Andrew's School Choir, St. Andrew's School

 Barrington: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 10:00 AM, Barrington Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, Barrington Middle School

 Barrington: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 11:00 AM, Barrington Middle School Jazz Band, Barrington Middle School

 Barrington: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 12:00 PM, Sowams School Choral Singers, Sowams School

 Clayville: Monday, December 21, 2009, 11:00 AM, Clayville Elementary Chorus, Clayville Elementary School

 Coventry: Friday, December 11, 2009, 11:00 AM, Washington Oak School Chorus, Washington Oak School

 Cranston: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 12:00 PM, Cranston High School East Orchestra and Hugh B Bain Middle School Orchestra, Cranston High School East

 Cranston: Monday, December 21, 2009, 10:00 AM, Cranston High School West Orchestra, Cranston High School West

 Cranston: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 11:00 AM, Park View Middle School Orchestra, Park View Middle School

 Cranston: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 10:00 AM, Western Hills Middle School Orchestra, Western Hills Middle School

 Cumberland: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 10:00 AM, Cumberland High School Clef Singers, Cumberland High School

 Cumberland: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 10:00 AM, Cumberland High School Select Band, Cumberland High School

 East Greenwich: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 11:00 AM, East Greenwich High School Jazz Ensemble, East Greenwich High School

 East Providence: Wednesday, December 09, 2009, 10:00 AM, East Providence High School Choral Ensemble, East Providence High School

 East Providence: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 11:00 AM, Martin Middle School Chorus, Martin Middle School

 Hope: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 10:00 AM, Hope Elementary Chorus, Hope Elementary School

 Little Compton: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 12:00 PM, McMahon Middle School Chorus, Wilbur/McMahon Schools

 Narragansett: Monday, December 14, 2009, 11:00 AM, Narragansett Pier Middle School Combined 7/8 Grade Chorus, Narragansett Pier Middle School

 North Kingstown: Friday, December 18, 2009, 11:00 AM, Davisville Middle School Chorus, Davisville Middle School

 North Kingstown: Friday, December 18, 2009, 12:00 PM, Davisville Middle School Jazz Band, Davisville Middle School

 North Scituate: Wednesday, December 09, 2009, 11:00 AM, North Scituate Elementary Chorus, North Scituate Elementary School

 North Scituate: Friday, December 18, 2009, 10:00 AM, Ponaganset High School Chamber Chorus, Ponaganset High School

 Pawtucket: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 11:00 AM, JM Walsh School Chorus, Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing Arts

 Providence: Friday, December 04, 2009, 11:00 AM, Lasalle Pegasus Chorus/San Miguel School, Lasalle and San Miguel

 Providence: Monday, December 07, 2009, 10:00 AM, Moses Brown Upper School Chorus, Moses Brown School

 Providence: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 11:00 AM, Moses Brown Middle School Chorus, Handbell Ensemble and String Ensemble, Moses Brown School

 Riverside: Friday, December 04, 2009, 10:00 AM, Riverside Middle School Concert Band, Riverside Middle School

 Riverside: Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:00 PM, Riverside Middle School 6th Grade Chorus, Riverside Middle school

 Riverside: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 12:00 PM, Riverside Middle School 7th & 8th grade chorus, Riverside Middle school

 Smithfield: Friday, December 04, 2009, 12:00 PM, R. C. LaPerche Elementary School, R. C. LaPerche Elementary School

 Smithfield: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 10:00 AM, Smithfield High School Choir, Smithfield High School

 Wakefield: Wednesday, December 09, 2009, 12:00 PM, Peace Dale Elementary Chorus, Peace Dale Elementary

 Wakefield: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 10:00 AM, Curtis Corner Middle School Stage Band, Curtis Corner Middle School

 Wakefield: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 11:00 AM, Curtis Corner Middle School Orchestra, Curtis Corner Middle School

 Warwick: Monday, December 07, 2009, 11:00 AM, Aldrich Jr. High Select Chorus, Alrich Jr. High School

 Warwick: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 10:00 AM, Hoxsie Elementary School Chorus, Hoxsie Elementary School

 Warwick: Friday, December 11, 2009, 10:00 AM, Holden Elementary School Chorus, Holden Elementary School

 Westerly: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 12:00 PM, Westerly High School Vocal Music Ensembles, Concordia & Men's group, Westerly High School

 Wood River Junction: Monday, December 21, 2009, 12:00 PM, Chariho Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, Chariho Middle School

 Jamestown: Monday, December 14, 2009, 10:00 AM, Jamestown Jazz Band, Jamestown School

 West Greenwich: Friday, December 11, 2009, 12:00 PM, Exeter/West Greenwich High School Chamber Singers, Exeter/West Greenwich Senior High School

Related links

Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Online: http://www.arts.ri.gov/

Release date: 11-23-2009

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