Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


ASCC Invites Public to Christmas Concert this Thursday

ASCC Invites Public to Christmas Concert this Thursday

The Fine Arts Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) invites the public to join them for an early-evening concert of Christmas and other music this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the College’s Lecture Hall. Under the theme of “Let Christmas Begin,” the evening will include the debut performances of the College’s Concert Band (MUS 180) and Concert Choir (MUS 170), as well as the participation of this semester’s Introduction to Drama (DRA 150) class. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Music instructor and Fine Arts Department chairman Kuki Tuiasosopo emphasized that public performance plays an important part in the training of any musician or actor, and said he is glad to see the ASCC performing arts students once again have a venue to share their talents with the community. “It's been a while since we put up a performance or concert,” he said.

“A major factor in this was a shortage of faculty teaching Music.” After several semesters with Tuiasosopo as the College’s sole music instructor, he and visual arts facilitator Regina Meredith this semester welcomed former Language & Literature Department member Poe Mageo into the Fine Arts Department.

Mageo has brought with him a wealth of experience in Music, which has enabled the department to once again offer a full range of classes in this area. “In addition to Choir and Band,” explained Tuiasosopo, “we’re binging back beginning Orchestra (MUS 187). Also, a new ensemble course called Samoan String Band Ensemble (MUS 181) is in the works. Other performing arts classes include Drama Workshop (DRA 151) and Acting One (DRA 251).

In the performance this Thursday, the Concert Band will showcase a repertoire that ranges from Classical to the Folk music of different nations to Rhythm & Blues. The Concert Choir, meanwhile, has prepared a program of Christmas songs from America, England and Samoa. With this being final exam week at ASCC, the Fine Arts Department decided on the early evening start time of 6 p.m. in consideration of students taking tests the next day.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Covid-19:Probable Case In A Returnee

The Ministry of Health is investigating a positive test result in a person who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland...

After meeting the final health assessment for release, she left managed isolation on 13 January and travelled home to the Northland region. She lives with one other person who has not been symptomatic, who has been tested and is also isolating while awaiting results...More>>


Oranga Tamariki: Chief Executive Grainne Moss Steps Down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More>>


USA: Prime Minister Congratulates President Joe Biden On His Inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter ... More>>


New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>


A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>


Government: New Public Housing Plan Announced

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON DR MEGAN WOODS The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government ... More>>

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>


Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>





InfoPages News Channels