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MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concerts May 10 & 11


WEST WINDSOR – From modern classics to the works of classical masters, music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free concerts by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) students.

The MCCC Chorus will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., with the MCCC Jazz Band performing on Wednesday, May 11, at 8 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre on Mercer’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

MCCC Jazz Band
MCCC Jazz Band students, under the direction of Professor Bill Corvino, perform during college president Dr. Jinaping Wang’s inauguration on April 15.

The MCCC Chorus, directed by Timothy Smith, will present a program entitled “A Choral Heritage: Sacred and Secular,” which includes a variety of works by composers Randall Thompson, Mozart, and Hayden, among others.

Wednesday’s performance by the MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Professor Bill Corvino, is a varied and exciting program for this year’s Spring Concert.  Entitled “Milestones,” the performance includes the works of Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, Cootie Williams, and Thelonious Monk, among others.All selections will feature standout improvisations by jazz students, who will be performing in small groups, as well as in the full band.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available next to the theater. For more information, contact the Music Department during at (609) 570-3735.




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