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The B-CU Concert Chorale and Symphonic Band Debut, “Treemonisha,” for Annual Spring Concert


The Highly Anticipated Musical Presentation is Sunday, April 9th at 4:00 P.M.

 The B-CU Concert Chorale and Symphonic Band will present their annual Spring concert on Sunday, April 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. This year’s program will feature the highly acclaimed African-American Opera, “Treemonisha,” by African-American composer Scott Joplin. Joplin was most famous for his piano works such as “The Entertainer” and “Maple Leaf Rag.” In the featured musical, “Treemonisha,” who is well-educated, returns back to her home in Arkansas after completing college in September of 1884. However, when she returns, things aren’t how they used to be. The town's witch doctor has misled the townspeople for his own financial gain and Treemonisha is not happy. When Treemonisha is kidnapped by the witch doctor, it is up to her to use her smarts and escape.

President and First Lady Florence Jackson strongly encourage B-CU faculty, staff, supporters and the local community to attend one of the University’s premier cultural event. This event will highlight the musical skills and talents of our students and directors; and demonstrate the high-level of student achievement at B-CU. The Spring Concert is free and open to the public.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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