Free Concerts at MCCC
Dec. 12, 13 and 20

11-20-06

Music program coordinator James Kelly conducts the MCCC Jazz Band.

The band will perform at Kelsey Theatre Dec. 13.

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- The Mercer County Community College Chorus and Jazz Band, and the Mercer County Community Band, invite the public to their winter concerts at Kelsey Theatre, on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Admission is free.

The MCCC Chorus, made up of college students and singers from the community, will perform "GLORIA!!" on Tuesday, Dec, 12, at 8 p.m. Conducted by Professor Marjorie Herman, D.M., the performance will feature a varied mix of sacred selections alternating with lighter fare. Included are Glorias by Mozart and Ailor. Also on the program is the newly formed student group, the Mercer Chamber Choir, under the direction of student Elizabeth Boyle.

The MCCC Jazz Band will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., and is directed by Professor James Kelly. A varied and exciting program will include jazz classics such as Miles Davis' Milestones and John Coltrane's signature Blue Trane, as well as standards form the Great American Songbook including Have You Met Miss Jones and Willow Weep for Me.

The jazz performance will also include Professor Kelly's own arrangement of the Horace Silver classic, Nica's Dream. All selections will feature standout improvisations by college jazz students. "We warmly invite all to join us for this celebration of America's classic musical art form," Kelly said.

The Mercer County Community Band is hosting a free Winter Concert on Wednesday evening, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m, under the direction of Professor Lou Woodruff. The band is made up of community members as well as MCCC faculty and staff.

For more information, contact the college's Music Department at 609-586-3735.