Music Program Invites Community to
Choral and Jazz Band Concerts May 17 and 18
N.J.- Spring is in the air and the Mercer County Community
College Music Program is ready to celebrate it with two concerts
May 17, the MCCC Chorus, directed by Pamela Sharples,
invites the community to its Annual Spring Concert, starting
at 7:30 p.m. in Kelsey Theatre.
The chorus, which is comprised of music majors and other MCCC
students, will perform a diverse program including madrigals,
spirituals and several pieces by Aaron Copland. Students majoring
in voice will perform vocal solos in a variety of musical
following evening, Wednesday, May 18 at 8 p.m., the college
once again invites the community to Kelsey Theatre, this time
to celebrate jazz, America's classic musical art form.
this year, Professor James Kelly, far left, performs with
Jazz Band members, from left, percussionist Troy Veglatte,
bassist Benjamin Russert and and pianist Kurt Moreton.
by Professor James Kelly, the MCCC Jazz Band will present
a varied program ranging from the Sonny Rollins hard bop classic
Pent Up House, to Baden Powell's Brazilian flavored Berimbau,
to a funky reworking of Gershwin's perennial favorite Summertime.
Other selections will include Toots Thielmann's wistful jazz waltz
Bluesette, as well as a scorching rendition of Horace Silver's
Nutville. All selections will feature standout improvisations
by MCCC jazz students, who will perform in small groups as well
as with the full band.
performances are free and open to the public. Kelsey Theatre is
located on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. For more information,
call the MCCC Music Department at 609-570-3735.
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