CONTACT:  JULIA WEST, 646-1436 or jwest11@tctc.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            11/6/2019

                                                                                               (By Lisa Garrett)

                                                                                   

PENDLETON --- The Tri-County Technical College fall concert will showcase all sides of chorus music this year, with solos and ensemble pieces featuring classic, folk, holiday and classical music, says Julia West Miller, music appreciation instructor and director of choir and band activities. 

The Chorus and Jazz Band will present its fall concert Friday, November 22, at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton Campus.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of conductor Miller, the choir will perform a holiday favorite,” Carol of the Bells;” a pop music selection, “Count on Me,” by Bruno Mars; “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman;” a folk song, “Homeward Bound” and a vocal arrangement of Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 8.”

The Jazz Band will perform with accompanist Cory Dodgens,

Miller says a highlight will be “Jingle Bells,” usually performed in 4/4 time but this evening will be in 5/4 time, giving it “a swing feel.”

“The concert will include very eclectic styles of music, and will touch all sides of the chorus experience,” said Miller.

“These performances appeal to everyone in our chorus and will to our audience.  We will show that choir can be so many different things and this group does it all well,” she said.

“We have the most robust men’s section we had ever had and all of the chorus performers are very experienced in different styles of choir.  Everyone came in with strong skills and voices. They really challenged themselves by performing different styles and songs,” she said.

 Miller added that although the concert is free, donations to the College’s 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 or jazz band but cannot afford it. 

For more information, contact Julia Miller at 646-1436 or jwest11@tctc.edu.

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