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STATE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE FOR RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE

STATE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE FOR RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE

State House Concerts to Feature 3,000 Student Musicians from 45 Schools

[NOTE: a list of concerts by city/town can be found below. A copy of the 2013 holiday concert flyer is attached]

The holiday season is fast approaching, 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.

"We're pleased to be continuing this holiday tradition of student performances at the Rhode Island State House," said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. "Close to 3,000 student musicians from forty-five schools throughout the state will perform at the Rhode Island State House in a special series of musical performances." The concert series starts on Monday, December 2nd and runs through Friday, December 20th.

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.

A one page holiday concert flyer can be found at http://www.arts.ri.gov/holiday .

The list below is arranged by city/town. For a video that provides a glimpse of the holiday concert season at the Rhode Island State House, see an excerpt of the 2012 performance of the Paul Cuffee School in Providence at http://www.arts.ri.gov/holiday-video .

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

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 9:30AM - Primrose Hill Elementary Third Grade Chorus from Barrington

Monday, December 09, 2013 at 11:30AM - Nayatt School Third Grade Chorus from Barrington

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30AM - Hampden Meadows 4th and 5th Grade Choruses from Barrington

Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:30AM - Barrington Middle School 8th Grade Chorus from Barrington

Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:30AM - Barrington Middle School Jazz Band from Barrington

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NEW SHOREHAM/ BLOCK ISLAND

Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:30AM - UnbelievaBELLS from Block Island School from Block Island

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CENTRAL FALLS

Friday, December 06, 2013 at 9:30AM - Segue Square Mile Singers from Central Falls

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GLOCESTER/ (CHEPACHET, CLAYVILLE)

Friday, December 06, 2013 at 11:30AM - West Glocester Elementary Chorus from Chepachet

Monday, December 09, 2013 at 9:30AM - Clayville Elementary Chorus from Clayville

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COVENTRY

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:30AM - Fr. Doyle Carolers from Coventry

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CRANSTON

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 11:30AM - Cranston High School West String Orchestra from Cranston

Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 11:30AM - Stadium Elementary Chorus from Cranston

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:30AM - St. Mary School Choir from Cranston

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CUMBERLAND

combined performance of two middle schools

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00AM - Cumberland High School Clef Singers from Cumberland

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:30AM - North Cumberland/McCourt Middle School Chorus from Cumberland

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Blackstone Valley Prep Allegro Strings from Cumberland

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:00AM - The Voices of Blackstone Valley Prep from Cumberland

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EAST GREENWICH

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00AM - Cole Middle School Music Department from East Greenwich

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EAST PROVIDENCE

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 10:30AM - Riverside Middle School Choral Ensemble from Riverside

Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 10:30AM - Riverside Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Concert Band from East Providence

Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:30AM - Martin Middle School Chorus from East Providence

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00AM - East Providence High School Wind Ensemble from East Providence

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:30AM - East Providence HS Choral Ensemble from East Providence

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BURRILLLVILLE / (HARRISVILLE)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:00AM - Burrillville Middle School Wind Ensemble from Harrisville

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:30AM - Burrillville Select Choir from Harrisville

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SCITUATE / (HOPE & NORTH SCITUATE)

combined performance

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 10:30AM - Hope Elementary Chorus from Hope

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 10:30AM - North Scituate Elementary Chorus from North Scituate ?

JAMESTOWN

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:30AM - Jamestown Jazz Band from Jamestown

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LINCOLN

Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:30AM - Lincoln High School Choir from Lincoln

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LITTLE COMPTON

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:30AM - McMahon School Chorus from Little Compton

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NARRAGANSETT

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 11:30AM - Narragansett Pier Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Chorus from Narragansett

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NORTH KINGSTOWN

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 9:30AM - Davisville Middle School Jazz Band from North Kingstown

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:00AM - Davisville Middle School 8th Grade Chorus from North Kingstown

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:30AM - Davisville Middle School 8th Grade String Ensemble from North Kingstown

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PAWTUCKET

Monday, December 02, 2013 at 10:30AM - Agnes Little Chorus from Pawtucket

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:30AM - JM Walsh Chorus from Pawtucket

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PORTSMOUTH

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:30AM - Portsmouth High School Concert Choir & Vocal Ensemble from Portsmouth

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PROVIDENCE

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 9:30AM - Moses Brown Middle School Chorus and String Orchestra from Providence

Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 9:30AM - Paul Cuffee Elementary School Chorus, Middle School Chorus and High School Chorus from Providence

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:30AM - Lasalle Pegasus Chorus and Band from Providence

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SMITHFIELD

Monday, December 09, 2013 at 10:30AM - Smithfield High School Chorus from Smithfield

Monday, December 09, 2013 at 11:00AM - Smithfield High School Band from Smithfield

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN

Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:30AM - Peace Dale Elementary Chorus from South Kingstown

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WARWICK

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:30AM - Hoxsie School Chorus from Warwick

Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:30AM - Holden School Chorus from Warwick

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EXETER & WEST GREENWICH

Friday, December 06, 2013 at 10:30AM - Exeter/West Greenwich Senior High Chorus from West Greenwich

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WESTERLY

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:30AM - Westerly High School Choral Music Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Band from Westerly

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CHARLESTOWN, RICHMOND, HOPKINTON

Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:30AM - Chariho Middle School 8th Grade Chorus from Wood River Junction

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WOONSOCKET

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:30AM - Woonsocket Middle School Chorus from Woonsocket

Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:30AM - Harris Elementary 5th Grade Singers from Woonsocket

Related links

Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

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

Release date: 11-20-2013

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