Tomorrow’s NOCCA Festival of Spirituals features a trio of local talent

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is hosting a free Festival of Spirituals Vocal Concert featuring local student performers Kathleen Millet, a freshman at St. Charles Catholic High, Vivian Buchanan, a junior at Destrehan High, and Alexa Romero, a freshman at Destrehan High, in the vocal music program and NOCCA choirs on Thursday, Feb. 3 in Lupin Hall on NOCCA’s campus, located at 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans at 7 p.m. Narrated by WDSU Anchor Norman Robinson, this concert is a part of African American History Month at NOCCA and will be an uplifting celebration to those who have faced adversity.

The following NOCCA students will be singing in the concert:

NOCCA Chorus

Nicole Anderson – Greater Gentilly

Darriel Burke – New Orleans

Doyle Cooper – New Orleans

Elizabeth Ellinghausen – New Orleans

Mary Garaudy – River Ridge

Jon Garrard – Mandeville

Samuel Hargro – New Orleans

Brianna Jeansonne – Slidell

Rhianna Jordan – Gretna

Rebeckah Kirk – Metairie

Hannah McIntyre – New Orleans

Kathleen Millet – LaPlace

Ashley Murra – Metairie

David Murra – Metairie

Caleb New – Bogalusa

Nathan Palencia – Gretna

Victoria Sumrall – Covington

Jada Tanner – New Orleans

NOCCA Women’s Chorus

Vivian Buchanan – St. Rose

Alaia Cobb – New Orleans

Rebeckah Kirk – Metairie

Shelbey Ledet – Mandeville

Anna McCulla – Covington

Cappy Pitts – New Orleans

Jennifer Rittenhouse – New Orleans

Tatum Robertson – New Orleans

Alexa Romero – Destrehan

Amanda Seal – Covington

Olivia Seal – Covington

Sage Sellers – Mandeville

Haley Whitney – Mandeville

NOCCA Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Elena Figueroa – New Orleans

Ajani Gibson – New Orleans

Rebeckah Kirk – Metairie

Shelbey Ledet – Mandeville

Courtney New – Bogalusa

Jordan Pierre – Metairie

Jennifer Rittenhouse – New Orleans

Langston Theard – New Orleans

Dane Thibodeaux – Gonzales

Haley Whitney – Mandeville

For more information, please call 504-940-2854 or visit

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Jazz, Vocal, Drama, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design and Visual Arts to Louisiana upper-middle and high school students during day, afterschool and Summer Conservatory attendance options.