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Bert Coble Singers continue to leave mark on CU


(Pictured: Dr. Bert Coble; Mrs. Sue Coble; Mrs. Jennifer Perry, Choir Director; Dr. Harvill Eaton, Mr. Jason Ligon, Assistant Choir Director)


The renowned Bert Coble Singers have continued a long history of giving to Cumberland University by presenting another generous donation.

The Bert Coble Singers have made contributions to the University for over 40 years now, since 1972. Derived from the proceeds of the Bert Coble Singers’ popular Christmas Dinner performances, the gift will support Cumberland’s H. Bert Coble Endowed Scholarship, which supports exceptional music students.

Mrs. Jennifer Perry, the current Choir Director in her 3rd year, has continued the spirit of giving back. The gift reflects a tradition of giving by Dr. and Mrs. 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 1972-1988. A music instructor and teacher, Sue Coble supported him in that endeavor.

The Bert Coble Singers are perhaps best known for their annual, charitable Christmas Dinners which have generated over $150,000 for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the H. Bert Coble Endowed Scholarship at Cumberland University.

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