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Coble Singers make contribution to CU

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Pictured, from left, are Jason Ligon, assistant director of Bert Coble Singers (BCS); Jennifer Perry, BCS director; CU President Dr. Paul Stumb; Roger Davis, BCS Leadership Team; Dr. H. Bert Coble (seated); Mrs. Sue Coble; William Richardson, CU vice pres

The renowned Bert Coble Singers recently continued their 28-year history of giving by presenting a generous donation of $3,100 to Cumberland University.

Derived from the proceeds of the Bert Coble Singers' popular Christmas Dinner performances, the gift will support Cumberland's H. Bert Coble Endowed Scholarship for exceptional music students. Jennifer Perry, in her fourth year as director, has continued the spirit of giving back instilled by Dr. Bert and Sue Coble, longtime benefactors of Cumberland.

An accomplished music instructor and director, Dr. Coble built and oversaw Cumberland's music program as a professor, choir director and chairman of the music department from 1972 until 1988. His wife Sue is a retired music instructor and teacher as well.

The Bert Coble Singers are perhaps best known for their annual charitable Christmas Dinner Shows, which have generated over $150,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the H. Bert Coble Endowed Scholarship at Cumberland University. Empower Me and The Wilson County Community Help Center were added to the list of beneficiaries for this year's show, replacing ACS and AHA.

"As a community choir, we feel strongly that we want our efforts to support local groups serving people where we live and work," Perry said.

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