MCCC Students to Present Spring Concerts

4-26-07

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- The Mercer County Community College Jazz Band and Chorus will present their spring concerts in May at Kelsey Theatre on the college's West Windsor Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

On Tuesday evening, May 8 at 8 p.m. the MCCC Chorus will present "A History of Love and Other Weighty Topics." The program will feature music from the Renaissance thru contemporary, inspired by the subject of love. Composers include, Brahms, Gershwin, and Billy Joel. The MCCC Chorus is a choral ensemble composed of music majors as well as students campus-wide. Community members often join the group as well. Conductor Marjorie Herman says, "This is the most talented group of singers I've had in my four-year tenure with the chorus. They've really learned the skill of ensemble singing -- that group sensitivity that projects the music as one voice."

On Wednesday, May 9, at 8 p.m. the College Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, will present a varied program. Repertoire will include such jazz classics as Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments and Earle Hagen's haunting Harlem Nocturne as well as the up-tempo swing of Duke Ellington's Cottontail and Tadd Dameron's be-bop classic, Lady Bird. All selections will feature standout improvisations by jazz students, who will be performing in small groups as well as in the full band.

For more information, contact the MCCC Music Department at (609) 570-3735.

MCCC's Music Program, page 72

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