A choir will be organized for a multicultural festival | Local News


TAYLORSVILLE — In addition to food, crafts and presentations, a multicultural “Come Together” worship choir for children and adults is being formed for the multicultural festival sponsored by Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the new Courthouse Park in downtown Taylorsville.

The choir — which accepts ages 8 and up — will perform on the park’s new Rotary Performance Stage and will be conducted by Tanjolla “Tootie” Cole of Hickory. The performance is scheduled for around 2:40 p.m.

Two practice dates are scheduled: Tuesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hiddenite Center Education Complex at 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Hiddenite.

Solo auditions will be held on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Quilter Classroom of the Educational Complex. To register for a solo audition, contact Tootie Cole by texting 919-749-8786 or emailing him at [email protected]

“All people are invited to participate as we come together to celebrate our diversity,” said Donna Latham, director of the Hiddenite Center. “It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, sing songs of praise and perform on the new Rotary stage in downtown Taylorsville while having fun. What a blessing to our fellow citizens. We hope to interest so many people that the stage overflows.

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The Come Together Choir will be led by singer and songwriter Cole, who received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from UNCW, formal training in worship education and has extensive experience leading worship teams. and worship for children and adults in Raleigh North Christian Center, Dew4Him Prison Ministries, Summit Church, Trinity Academy and Kairos Prison Ministries. Locally, Cole is the praise and worship team leader at Liberty Grove Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

To register, text Cole at 919-749-8786, email [email protected], or email [email protected] Musical links to practice before formal practices and more information will be sent via email and text. Call 828-632-6966 with any questions or email the Hiddenite Center at [email protected]


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