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State Arts Council Announces 2008 Holiday Concert Schedule at the State House

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

Thirty-eight groups from throughout the state,including a school ensemble from Block Island, will perform at the State House as part of a special series of musical performances during the holiday season.

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.

"We are pleased to once again organize this series of holiday concerts for the people of our state," said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the State Arts Council. "It's a great opportunity to showcase some of the great student musicians in Rhode Island. This year we're pleased to be presenting more groups than ever before in this holiday concert season."

Chronological list of Holiday Performances at the RI State House

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Hope Elementary Chorus, Hope, RI

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Park View Middle School Orchestra, Cranston, RI

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Smithfield High School Chorus, Esmond, RI

Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 10:30 AM, East Providence High School Band, East Providence, RI

Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Moses Brown String Orchestras, Providence, RI

Friday, December 05, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Riverside Middle School Concert Band, Riverside, RI

Friday, December 05, 2008 at 11:30 AM, JMW Chorus, Pawtucket, RI

Friday, December 05, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Wheeler School Concert Handbell Ringers, Providence, RI

Monday, December 08, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Clayville Elementary Chorus, Clayville, RI

Monday, December 08, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Winman Junior High School Chorale, Warwick, RI

Monday, December 08, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Providence Country Day Upper School Instrumental Ensemble, East Providence, RI

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Riverside Middle School Combined Chorus, Riverside, RI

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Moses Brown Middle School Chorus and Handbells, Providence, RI

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Toll Gate High School Orchestra, Warwick, RI

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Riverside Middle School 6th grade chorus, Riverside, RI

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:30 AM, North Scituate Elementary Chorus, No. Scituate, RI

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Hoxsie School Chorus, Warwick, RI

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Curtis Corner Middle School Orchestra, South Kingstown, RI

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Block Island School Band, Block Island Ringers,, Block Island, RI

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Jamestown School Jazz Band (Grades 6-8), Jamestown, RI

Friday, December 12, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Narragansett Pier Middle School Chorus, Narragansett, RI

Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Cranston High School West Orchestra, Cranston, RI

Friday, December 12, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Cumberland High School Select Band, Cumberland, RI

Monday, December 15, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Western Hills Middle School Orchestra, Cranston, RI

Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Vocal Ensemble & Middle School Chorus, Providence, RI

Monday, December 15, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Broad Rock Middle School Stage Band, Wakefield, RI

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:30 AM, San Miguel School Chorus & LaSalle Pegasus Chorus, Providence, RI

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Martin Middle School Chorus, East Providence, RI

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Cumberland High School Clef Singers, Cumberland, RI

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 10:30 AM, East Providence High School Choral Ensemble, East Providence, RI

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 11:30 AM, McMahon Middle School Chorus, Little Compton, RI

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Ponagnset Chamber Chorus, North Scituate, RI

Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Barrington Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, Barrington, RI

Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Barrington Middle School Jazz Band, Barrington, RI

Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Westerly High School Vocal Music Ensembles, Westerly, RI

Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Davisville Middle School Chorus, North Kingstown, RI

Friday, December 19, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Davisville Middle School Jazz Band, North Kingstown, RI

Friday, December 19, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Washington Oak Chorus, Coventry, RI

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.

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

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

Release date: 11-19-2008

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