The LSMSA’s Treen Auditorium hosted a delightfully unique concert December 6. The 14th annual Multicultural Christmas Concert, sponsored by NSU’s Louisiana Folklife Center, Office of Cultural Diversity and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, featured a truly eclectic variety of music and dance. Fifteen different acts performed everything from poetry, dramatic readings, violin pieces, Russian and Scottish dance, to a stunningly beautiful rendition of Schubert’s Ave Maria. The Dazzling Dance Divas, ranging in age from 5 to teens, wowed the audience with their perfectly choreographed moves. There was indeed something for every taste at the event. For the last act, the Moondog Brothers, Rodney Harrington and Henry Reggans, made their first appearance at the multicultural concert and made quite a splash, bringing the crowd out of their seats and singing along. The concert ended with the traditional singing of Silent Night by the performers and audience.
From the parish’s elementary schools to NCHS, NSU, LSMSA, churches, and community at large, there is a tremendous reservoir of talent in our community!
The event was a great deal of fun, but had a serious purpose, raising funds for Cane River Children’s Services, a stalwart of the local nonprofit scene since 1978. The agency operates a home for foster children, provides transitional living classes to assist them when they grow older, as well as counseling services. This worthy cause is always in need of assistance in furthering their mission to our parish’s children. If you would like to donate time, material support or money, please contact the agency at 318-352-9349 and they will be glad to assist you.
Judaism has a concept called Tikkun Olam, or “Repair the World.” There is no finer example of that than the people of Cane River Children’s Services and what they do for the children entrusted to their care. Their actions truly reverberate into eternity. Let us help them out.