Students to Perform at Spring Concerts


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- The Mercer County Community College Chorus will perform on Wednesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theater on the West Windsor campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Directed by Marjorie Herman, D.M., with Beth Ertz as the accompanist, the chorus includes college music majors and other students. A "Hymn to Nature" theme will draw from poetry and choral music inspired by the natural world. Mozart will be represented in honor of his 250th birthday. A madrigal by early Renaissance composer Jacques Arcadelt will be performed as well as three pieces from Randall Thompson's Frostiana, based on nature poems by Robert Frost, and folksongs from America and Africa.

The college's Jazz Band will perform its Spring Concert on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. Directed by Professor James Kelly, the concert will include such jazz classics as Dizzy Gillespie's "Groovin High" and Toots Thielman's "Bluesette," as well as Tower of Power's soul-funk excursion, "What is Hip?" The concert will feature the full band and small groups of jazz students displaying their outstanding improvisational skills.

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