JCC winter concerts announced

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Community College’s music ensembles will perform on Dec. 10 and Dec. 12. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in 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, 338-1187, at the theatre door prior to performances, or online at campusstore.sunyjcc.edu.

JCC’s choir, concert band, and jazz ensemble perform on Dec. 10. The choir, under the direction of Brian A. Bogey, will perform “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” “Calypso Noel,” “Hurry, Hurry Yonder,” “Breath of Heaven,” “Jingle Bells,” “Memory,” “Spinning Wheel,” “I’ll Be Seeing You” and the Hallelujah Chorus from “The Messiah.”

The jazz ensemble, directed by Ralph Rasmusson, will present “Down Home,” “Bandstand Boogie,” “Vehicle,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “All About the Blues.” Vocal jazz selections will include a selection of Gershwin jazz pieces and “Carol of the Bells.”

Rasmusson will also direct the concert band in performances of “Second American Rhapsody,” “Affirmation and Credo,” “Variations on America,” “Nathan Hale Trilogy” and “Polar Express.”

On Dec. 12, the JCC rock ensembles, directed by Bill Eckstrom, will present Winter Jam. Bands, ranging from rock to acoustic sets, are featured. The concert will be fully staged with sound and lighting by Steve Gustafson.