MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus Perform Free Concerts Tonight and Tomorrow

From jazz standards 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 winter concert tonight, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., with the MCCC Jazz Band performing tomorrow, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The MCCC Chorus, directed by Timothy Smith, will present a program entitled "Christmas Cometh Caroling," which includes a variety of works by composers J.S. Bach, Alfred Burt, Christina Rossetti, Gustav Holst, and others.

Wednesday's performance by the MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Professor Bill Corvino, is a varied and exciting program for this year's Winter Concert. The performance includes selections featuring the works of Herbie Hancock and Thelonius 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 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) 570-3753.

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