MCCC's Jazz Band and Chorus to Present Winter Concerts
Dec. 15 and 16

11-23-09

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- The Mercer County Community College Chorus and Jazz Band will perform their Winter Concerts Dec. 15 and 16 at Kelsey Theatre on the college's West Windsor campus. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Directed by Pamela Sharples, the Chorus will present "An Evening of Musical Cheer," on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Composed not only of music majors, but also of students from across the campus, the chorus will perform

Professor James Kelly, second fron left, with members of the MCCC Jazz Band.

works from a variety of musical styles including music by John Rutter, Audrey Snyder and Frederick Silver, along with student-composed works and solos by voice performance majors. Handel's Hallelujah Chorus will be the finale.

The Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. The band's varied and exciting program will range from the Duke Ellington classic, Things Ain't What They Used to Be to the Latin jazz-tinged, Placeres del Corazon. Other selections will include Miles Davis' hard bop classic, Four, as well as John Coltrane's up-tempo blues, Cousin Mary. All selections will feature standout improvisations by jazz students, who will be performing in small group settings as well as in the full band.

The college warmly invites the community to join this celebration of America's classic musical art forms. For more information, contact the Music Department, (609) 570-3735.

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