RISCA announces schedule for State House Holiday Concerts

Annual Performances Feature 2,600 Student Musicians from 59 Schools

Student musicians from Robert L. Bailey Elementary School in Providence perform at the Rhode Island State House during the 2017 Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during most of December.

“We’re pleased to be continuing this holiday tradition of student performances at the Rhode Island State House,” said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in the announcement from RISCA. “Over 2,600 student musicians from fifty-nine schools throughout the state will perform at the Rhode Island State House in a special series of musical performances.” The concert series starts on Monday, December 2nd and runs through Friday, December 20th.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

The concert series, organized by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will feature music of the season, performed by students from schools throughout the State of Rhode Island. The performances are all in the Rhode Island State House.

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A one page holiday concert flyer can be found at 2019 Holiday Concerts flyer – final

The list below is arranged by city/town, and can also be found online at List of 2019 Holiday Concerts by city-town .

For a video that provides a glimpse of the holiday concert season at the Rhode Island State House, see an excerpt from the 2017 performance of the Curtis Elementary School in Pawtucket at https://youtu.be/WHtJSErNjME

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

List of Holiday Concerts – Arranged by City/Town


  • Nayatt School Third Grade Chorus from Nayatt School in Barrington – Friday, December 13 at 9:30am
  • Hampden Meadows School 5th Grade Chorus from Hampden Meadows School in Barrington – Tuesday, December 17 at 9:30am
  • Hampden Meadows Fourth Grade Chorus from Hampden Meadows in Barrington – Wednesday, December 18 at 10:30am
  • Primrose Hill Chorus from Primrose Hill Elementary in Barrington – Friday, December 20 at 10:30am
  • Sowams School Third Grade Chorus from Sowams School in Barrington – Thursday, December 19 at 10:30am

Block Island

  • The UnbelievaBELLS from Block Island School in Block Island – Thursday, December 12 at 11:30am


  • Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry Select Chorus and Chamber Strings and Winds from Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry in Coventry – Friday, December 6 at 9:30am
  • Coventry High School Select Chorus from Coventry High School in Coventry – Friday, December 6 at 10:30am


  • Cranston East Concert Choir from Cranston High School East in Cranston – Friday, December 6 at 11:30am


  • The Clef Singers from Cumberland High School in Cumberland – Monday, December 2 at 9:30am
  • Blackstone Valley Prep ES2 First Grade Chorus from Blackstone Valley Prep ES2 in Cumberland – Tuesday, December 3 at 10:30am

East Providence

  • Martin Middle School Concert Chorus from Martin Middle School in East Providence – Friday, December 13 at 11:30am


  • Clayville Elementary Chorus from Clayville Elemetary School in Clayville – Monday, December 16 at 9:30am
  • Ponaganset High School Chamber Chorus from Ponaganset High School in Glocester – Wednesday, December 11 at 11:30am


  • Hope Elementary School Chorus from Hope Elementary School in Hope – Thursday, December 19 at 9:30am


  • A. Ferri Middle School 8th Grade Select Chorus and Chamber Ensemble from N.A. Ferri Middle School in Johnston – Thursday, December 12 at 9:30am
  • St Rocco School Choir from St Rocco in Johnston – Thursday, December 5 at 9:30am


  • Lincoln High School Chorus from Lincoln High School in Lincoln – Thursday, December 12 at 10:30am

Little Compton

  • Wilbur & McMahon 7th/8th Grade Chorus from Wilbur & McMahon School in Little Compton – Monday, December 16 at 11:30am


  • Narragansett Pier School 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Chorus from Narragansett Pier Middle School in Narragansett – Tuesday, December 17 at 10:30am

North Providence

  • Ricci and Birchwood Middle School Select Band from Ricci and Birchwood middle school bands in North Providence – Monday, December 2 at 11:30am

North Scituate

  • North Scituate Elementary School Chorus from North Scituate Elementary School in North Scituate – Wednesday, December 18 at 9:30am


  • Potter Burns Chorus from Potter Burns Elementary in Pawtucket – Wednesday, December 4 at 9:30am
  • Shea High School Chorus from Shea High School in Pawtucket – Wednesday, December 11 at 10:30am
  • JMW School for the Arts Chorus from JMW School for the Performing & Visual Arts in Pawtucket – Friday, December 13 at 10:30am


  • Hathaway 4th grade Holiday Chorus from Howard Hathaway School in Portsmouth, RI – Wednesday, December 18 at 11:30am


  • Lillian Feinstein Elementary Guitar Ensemble from Lillian Feinstein Elementary School in Providence – Monday, December 2 at 10:30am
  • Roger Williams Middle School from Roger Williams Middle School in Providence – Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30am
  • Nathan Bishop Middle School Chorus from Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence – Wednesday, December 4 at 10:30am
  • Bishop McVinney School Choir from Bishop McVinney School in Providence – Tuesday, December 10 at 11:30am
  • West Broadway Middle School Chorus from West Broadway Middle School in Providence – Friday, December 20 at 11:00am
  • Mt Pleasant High School Kiltie Chorus from Mount Pleasant High School in Providence – Friday, December 20 at 11:30am
  • Paul Cuffee Lower School Chorus from Paul Cuffee Lower School in Providence – Friday, December 20 at 9:30am


  • Raymond LaPerche and Anna McCabe Elementary School Choruses from Raymond LaPerche and Anna McCabe Elementary School Choruses in Smithfield – Wednesday, December 4 at 11:00am
  • Old County Road School and William Winsor Elementary School Choruses from Old County Road School and William Winsor Elementary Schools in Smithfield – Wednesday, December 4 at 11:30am


  • Wakefield Elementary School Chorus from Wakefield Elementary in Wakefield – Monday, December 16 at 10:30am


  • Rose of Lima chorus from St. Rose of Lima in Warwick – Tuesday, December 3 at 9:30am
  • Cedar Hill Chorus from Cedar Hill Elementary in Warwick – Thursday, December 5 at 10:30am
  • Hoxsie Elementary School Chorus from Hoxsie Elementary in Warwick – Tuesday, December 10 at 10:30am
  • T. Wyman Elementary School Chorus from E.T. Wyman Elementary School Chorus in Warwick – Wednesday, December 11 at 9:30am

West Warwick

  • Deering Middle School from John F Deering Middle School in West Warwick – Thursday, December 19 at 11:30am


  • Westerly High School Concert Choir from Westerly High School in Westerly – Tuesday, December 17 at 11:30am

Wood River Junction

  • Chariho High School Men’s Group from Chariho High School in Wood River Junction – Tuesday, December 10 at 10:00am
  • Chariho 7th Grade Chorus from Chariho Middle School in Wood River Junction – Tuesday, December 10 at 9:30am