American Music Featured at JJC Chorale, Chamber Singers Spring Concert May 7

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JJC Professor of Music Philip Spenser directs a choral ensemble at JJC.

The Joliet Junior College Chamber Singers and Chorale invite the community to their spring choral masterworks concert, featuring music by All-American composers, on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Both choirs are under the direction of JJC Professor of Music Philip Spencer.

The concert’s “Made in the USA” theme will feature American compositions that span over the past 200 years. Music performances will include “Nocturnes” by Dan Forrest (featuring the JJC percussion ensemble), three settings of poems about the night sky by Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Other highlights will include vocal jazz, American folksongs, spirituals, and two choral works by Spencer. Spencer will premiere his latest composition at the concert, called “I Hear the Sound I Love.”

In addition to the approximately 60 student and community singers and soloists, the concert will also feature JJC fine arts professors Rich Moore on clarinet and tenor sax and David Nuccio on electric bass.

Tickets are $5 for the public, $4 for students and seniors and $2 for JJC students.  They can be purchased at the door one hour before the performance.

For more information about the JJC Fine Arts Department or the choirs, call 815-280-2223 or visitwww.jjc.edu/fine-arts.

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