PENDLETON --- The Tri-County Technical College Chorus will present its annual spring concert Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus.  It will include a performance by the new jazz band.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of conductor and music instructor Jeff Christmas, the concert will feature a variety of works by the choir, as well as a performance by the band comprised of three saxophonists, two trumpets, a bassist, three guitarists and two percussionists, along with Christmas and accompanist Cory Dodgens.  Songs include All Blues by Miles Davis and My Ship by Kurt Weill.  Christmas and Dodgens wrote and arranged two of the songs the band will perform --  Fronk in B Minor by Christmas and Fast Eddy's Free Fall by Dodgens.

The 20-member choral ensemble will perform Adoramus Te, Palestrina; Deep River, Arr. Ringwald; Homeward Bound, Arr. Althouse; Carrickfergus, Arr.Caldwell and Ivory and featuring Kelly Moran as oboe soloist.

"It's a very exciting time for our young ensembles," said Christmas. "This semester's offerings are on a very different level, difficulty-wise, than anything we've attempted in my first three and a half years here at Tri-County."  

Christmas added that although the concert is free, donations to the College Music Scholarship Fund are welcome.  The goal is to raise money for an endowed scholarship that will benefit students who want to enroll in the chorus class but cannot afford it. 

          For more information, contact Jeff Christmas at 646-1436 or