Choral Concert

AWC Visual and Performing Arts Department presents holiday choral concert

November 21, 2023

Kofa High School Choir to participate as guest performers

Yuma, AZ (November 21, 2023) – The community is invited to attend “Carols, Carols, Carols!” an upcoming choral concert presented by the Arizona Western College Visual and Performing Arts Department. 

The concert will feature AWC Chamber Singers and the Yuma Chorale under the direction of Deltrina D. Grimes. Dr. Charles Smalley will be the guest conductor for the performance. The concert will also feature the Royalaires, Kofa High School’s advanced choir, under the direction of Choral Director Megan O'Brien, an AWC alumni. 

“Christmas Carols have been with us since at least the 4th century. The first is credited to St. Hilary of Poitiers, ‘Jesus refulsit omnium’ (Jesus illuminates all), according to ‘Answer,’ a London periodical. Carols are a perfect way to begin the holiday season. The AWC Choral Concert ‘Carols, Carols Carols!’ will feature carols old, new, sacred, and secular. The event will include an audience participation sing-along. Consider joining us for an evening of enjoyable music and singing,” said Grimes.

The performance is free and open to the public. The concert will begin at 7:00pm on Friday, Dec. 8, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of 16th St. and 14th Ave. Donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated. All funds are awarded to AWC music students as scholarships.

For more information, contact Professor Deltrina D. Grimes at or 928-344-7574. 

Deltrina D. Grimes
Professor of Choral and Vocal Music
Arizona Western College
(928) 344-7574