Natchitoches-NSU Free Multicultural Christmas Concert

NCHS Choir

The public is invited to the 7th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Multicultural Christmas Concert to be held Tuesday, December 1 from 6:30-8:30 PM in Treen Auditorium on the campus of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, located at 715 University Parkway. The concert is FREE and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by the Department of Student Life at NSU, the Louisiana Folklife Center, the NSU Office of Cultural Diversity, and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.

The concert will feature area performers presenting both sacred and secular music and dance performances including, the Angels Praise Dance Team; the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Dance Ensemble, which includes members Janie Bourgeois, Hannah Haggenmacher, Lacey Hines, Annie Noel, Tamika Simpson, and Larke Tyler, choreographed by Audra Allen; the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Chorale under the direction of Lisa Benner; the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center Choir directed by Nancy Drawhorn; and the Natchitoches-Central High School NCHOIR, with soloists Jerry Shepherd and Alexia Raymo, accompanied on piano by director Peggy Fisher; Natchitoches resident Anna Slay; and Marthaville resident Justin Cruse. Also scheduled to perform are NSU students Dannaka Johnson, Jessica Nolan, Chris Abbe, Samuel Lane, and Betty Holden, and NSU faculty member Sussette Housel. In keeping with tradition, the evening’s festivities will conclude with a group singing of “Silent Night.”

Donations will be gratefully accepted for the benefit of Cane River Children’s Services, but are not required for admission to the concert. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Cane River Children’s Services is in need of the following items:

Board games

Arts and crafts supplies: crayons, markers, paint, craft projects, etc.

Items for outside activities: basketballs, jump ropes, volleyball nets, etc.



G, PG, and PG 13 DVDs

Activity Books: coloring, crosswords, etc.

Hygiene Products: lotion, body wash, body spray, etc.

Hair products and accessories

“This concert is a wonderful way to celebrate the joy and hope of the season,” said Dr. Shane Rasmussen, director of the Louisiana Folklife Center. “We are grateful to be able to support such a worthy cause as Cane River Children’s Services.”

For more information regarding the concert, call the Louisiana Folklife Center at (318) 357-4332 or email


One thought on “Natchitoches-NSU Free Multicultural Christmas Concert

  1. I feel that my southern heritage culture would not be welcomed at your select-culture concert so don’t save me a seat.

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