The JCC choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 11. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 13.
Both concerts will be performed in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.
The May 11 concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will feature the JCC choir, under the direction of Brian A. Bogey. Selections of Faure's “Requiem,” featuring Jenna Anderson, guest violinist, will begin the evening. The choir will also perform the spiritual “Soon-Ah Will Be Done,” “What I Did for Love” from “A Chorus Line,” a medley from “Les Miserables,” “Walk On By,” “I Found Love,” and “Stronger with Time.”
The JCC vocal jazz ensemble, directed by Michael F. Kelly, will present close harmony jazz numbers including “Route 66,” a gospel jazz arrangement of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,”a vocal rendition of the “Mission: Impossible Theme,” and “I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me.”
JCC's jazz ensemble, directed by Ralph Rasmusson, will present big band arrangements of “Stompin' at the Savoy,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Sidewinder,” “The Lost Soul,” and “Soul Man.”
The JCC concert band, also directed by Rasmusson, will close the evening with a range of literature from marches to Broadway to the classical realm. Selections include “Colonel Bogey March,” “March from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria Von Weber,” “Danse Macabre,” “Canto for Symphonic Band,” and “Festivo for Symphonic Band.” The band will also perform a medley of songs in “Abba on Broadway” and “Tribute to Rudy Wiedoft: Valse Erica” will feature Kyle Jordan on alto saxophone, directed by Brian Bogey.
The rock ensembles' Spring Jam! concert at 7 p.m. on May 13 features eight bands under the direction of Bill Eckstrom. Originals as well as music by The Who, Matchbox Twenty, Led Zeppelin, and others, including a tribute to the Beatles, will be performed. Full staging, sound, and lighting by Steve Gustafson, JCC's technical theatre director, are featured.