Five concerts, featuring both choral and instrumental music, will be presented by the College of Lake County Music department ensembles during May to cap off the 2013-14 season.
The CLC Music department boasts five instrumental groups: Monday Night Jazz Ensemble, Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Combo. CLC's choral program includes four ensembles: the Choir of Lake County, the CLC Singers, the Chamber Choir and the Gospel Choir.
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The following concerts will be presented at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Concerts will be held in the Mainstage Theatre unless noted.
May 2 at 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Ensembles Concert. The Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Hibbard, will play tunes that include "BeBopper's Blues" by James Linahon, "Miss Fine" by Oliver Nelson, "Jamie" by Sammy Nestico, "Bird's Eyeview" by Jim Martin and "Amoretto" and "A Tribute To Kenton" by Lennie Niehaus. The Monday Night Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Michael Flack, will play "Basie" by Ernie Wilkins, "It Don't Mean A Thing (if it ain't got that swing)" by Ellington/arr. John Fedchock, "Quintile" by Johnny Richards/arr. Bob Curnow, "Jive At Five" by Count Basie and Harry "Sweets" Edison/arr. Rob McConnell, "Close To Home" by Lyle Mays/arr. Bob Curnow and "Walk, Don't Run" by Johnny Smith/arr. Quincy Jone.
May 4 at 4 p.m.: Wind Ensemble Concert. The 50-member Wind Ensemble will present the following pieces: "A Celebration Fanfare" by Alfred Reed; "Four Norfolk Dances" by Philip Sparke; "The Symphonic Gershwin" by George Gershwin, arranged by Warren Barker; "Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings" by Johan de Meij (Gandalf and Hobbits movements); "Second American Folk Rhapsody" by Clare Grundman; "Commando March" by Samuel Barber; and "America, The Beautiful" by Samuel A. Ward, arranged by Carmen Dragon.
May 5 at 7:30 p.m.: CLC Student Jazz Combo. Directed by saxophonist and CLC instructor Tim Barclay, the combo will present a free concert in Room P101. The seven-member ensemble consists of Paul Roupas, tenor sax; Neal Lukenbill, guitar; Quamaine White, guitar; Skyler Kite, piano; Jesse Herscher, bass; Ethan Balmes, drums; and Ryan Johnson, vibes. The combo will perform a variety of selections, including jazz standards and three original compositions.
May 9 at 8 p.m.: Spring Choral Concert. The choral music program will present a diverse musical program featuring madrigals, motets, ballads and folk music in secular and sacred styles performed by 125 vocalists from the Chamber Singers, CLC Singers, Gospel Choir and the Choir of Lake County. The choirs will present literature by renowned composers such as Eric Whitacre, Moses Hogan and Edwin Fissinger. Highlighting the concert will be CLC's voice faculty and the Choir of Lake County performing Haydn's masterpiece, "Paukenmesse" (Mass in Time of War). This work will be performed in New York's renowned Carnegie Hall on June 16 by 35 CLC choir members as part of a Manhattan Concert Productions concert.
May 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band Concert. Directed by John Mose, the 60-member band will perform a program that includes Alfred Reed's "Music for a Carnival," selections from the movie "Aladdin," a medley of songs from "Showboat" and "Carnival of Venice," featuring a trumpet trio.
For tickets, call the JLC Box Office at (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. To avoid long lines at the Box Office caused by last-minute sales, please purchase your tickets in advance or arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance.