Postponed Black History Month Concert to Take Place March 22

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WINTERVILLE—Though a month later than originally planned, the Pitt Community College Music Department will perform its annual “Black Composers Concert” March 22 at Koinonia Christian Center in Greenville.

The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature several music groups from the college, including the PCC Symphony Orchestra, which will present Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Petite Suite De Concert.” The Emerald City Big Band will also be on hand to perform a tribute to the Count Basie Orchestra, and the ECU Gospel Choir will join PCC’s Elements of Praise choir in presenting several gospel selections.

The performance was originally scheduled for Feb. 22 as part of Pitt’s Black History Month celebration but was postponed due to COVID-19. PCC Music and Drama Coordinator Michael Stephenson says the monthlong delay gave the musical groups slated to perform ample rehearsal time.

Though the concert is free and open to the public, donations will be accepted to support PCC’s music program and the ECU Gospel Choir. COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed.