Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:54pm

JCC's choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 10. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 12.

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, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.

The May 12 concert features the college choir, directed by Brian A. Bogey. Selections include “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent,” “Jenny Rebecca” by Hall, the spiritual “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” and excerpts from the “Solemn Mass” by Louis Vierne.

The vocal jazz ensemble, directed by Michael F. Kelly, will present “All About the Blues” by Strommen, “And So It Goes” by Billy Joel, and the jazz classics “Here's That Rainy Day” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”

Ralph Rasmusson will direct the jazz ensemble big band in “Blue Train” by John Coltrane, “Satin Doll” by Billy Strayhorn, “Yardbird Suite” by Charlie Parker, “Cute” by Neil Hefti, and “Tank,” the theme from Cowboy Bebop by Yoko Kanno.

The concert band, also directed by Rasmusson, will present “Moorside March” by Gustav Holst, “Marche Laureate” by Elliot Del Borgo, and “Affirmation and Credo” by Claude T. Smith. The band will also perform “The Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber” arranged by Barker and will close with a traditional march, “Barnum And Bailey's Favorite” by Karl L. King.

On May 12, the JCC rock ensembles, directed by Bill Eckstrom, will present their Spring Jam. Bands ranging from rock to acoustic sets will perform originals and covers featuring tunes by The Beatles, Blue Oyster Cult, The Dixie Chicks, and The Doors. The concert will be fully staged with sound and lighting by Steve Gustafson.

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