Free ‘Music Through the Decades’ concert at MCC

Singer Maureen Christine and woodwind artist Michael Bazan will perform “Music Through the Decades,” featuring popular hits from the 1940s through the 1980s, as part of the McHenry County College Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

Christine brings her crystal-clear voice to classic standards and popular hit songs by female vocalists (and a few male crooners) through the decades. She will be joined by Michael Bazan on woodwinds and Chuck Larkin on piano.

Christine is a national recording artist and award-winning singer with a beautiful way with ballads. She has opened for Helen Reddy, Willie Nelson, and has sung the national anthem for the Chicago Cubs and in movies. Michael Bazan is a respected music educator and professional musician who has played for renowned artists such as Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstine, The Four Tops, and Frankie Valli. They will be accompanied by pianist Chuck Larkin, former music director and keyboardist for Jersey Boys.

The performance will be held at MCC’s Luecht Auditorium, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. It is free and open to the public.

The MCC Concert Series features a variety of classical, jazz, and folk musicians from the greater Chicago area, along with semiannual concerts featuring the MCC concert choir, concert band, and jazz ensemble. Upcoming performances include the MCC Faculty recital at 3 p.m. Feb. 25; Sessions Jazz Quartet at 3 p.m. March 10; the Pat Gaughan Trio and the McNulty Irish Dancers at 7 p.m. March 13; and Winds off the Lake woodwind quintet at 3 p.m. April 14.

For information about the concert, call Michael Hillstrom at (815) 479-7814. Artist information can be found at

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