December 13, 2011


Chorus Performs as Part of Concert Series

The Northeast Alabama Community College Chorus performed recently as part of the NACC Concert Series held in the college’s student center. A large crowd gathered to enjoy the music and concert.

The Chorus performed "El Grillo" ("The Cricket") by Josquin Des Prez (Jerry Wesley Harris, arr.); "Weep No More" by David N. Childs; "Muie Rendera" by C.A. Pinto Fonseca; "Gaudete!" by Piae Cantiones; "I Saw Three Ships," Traditional English (Peter Hunt, arr.); "Lirum Lirum," Thomas Morley (David Giardiniere, arr.); "Here We Come a-Wassailing," English, (Ruth Heller, arr.); "Deck the Hall," Welsh; "Jingle Bells" by J. Pierpont (Walter Goodall, arr.); and "Praise His Holy Name!" by Keith Hampton. The Christmas hymns included "O Come All Ye Faithful," "The First Noel," "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," and "O Holy Night," featuring Patricia Kennedy, soloist.

The NACC Chorus also recently participated in the Alabama ACDA’s Collegiate Choral festival with approximately 16 other choirs from across the state of Alabama and performed at the annual “Spirit of Christmas” pageant held on the NACC campus.

Dr. Kathy Adkins, directs the Chorus. Members include Cole Adkins, Ashley Ammons, Aerial Bibbs, Terri Crochet, Adrianna Deere, Taylor Downey, Brooklyn Jones, James Kuykendall, Kateland Mauldin, Rachel Millican, Rachel Monroe, Adam Ward, Hunter Wright, Kristen Allison, Caitlen Bishop, Paula Camm, John Clements, Julie Cummins, Sara Holbrook, Jared Holt, Joshua Ford, Shannon Isom, Patricia Kennedy, Makenzie Kramer, Ron Lemons, Caleb Long, Miles Peek, Samantha Pence, Lee Plitt, Skylar Presley, Jonathan Roberts, Kaitlen Schnuelle, Lindsey Shirey, Alaina Thomas, Vanessa Trotman, and Allison Watts.

The NACC Chorus is open to any student who loves to sing regardless of his or her major. Scholarship auditions for 2012-2013 will be held during the second week of February.

For more information about the Chorus, contact Dr. Adkins at college ext. *2215, or by e-mail at For more information about the concert series, contact Susan Barron, Director of High School Relations and Event Planning at ext. *2248 or by e-mail at

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Pictured is Dr. Kathy Adkins directing the NACC Chorus in concert in the student center at NACC.