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Musical acts at LCC fill December

Musical acts at LCC fill December
  • On December 1, 2017

While prepping for finals, students can treat themselves to some entertainment at Dart Auditorium, courtesy of the performing arts department.

December will see multiple events from the LCC Jazz Band, Concert Choir and LCC Rock Band. All of the performances will feature free admission.

The first of those events, the Jazz Band, falls on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Jon Gewirtz will direct the 20-member big band.

Audience members can expect to hear swing, blues, ballad and Latin styles of jazz.

The music chosen is carefully thought out by Gewirtz, who said he usually plans the music out after he has a feel for their strengths and weaknesses.

“If a certain individual or section … are talented and hard-working, I may reward their efforts with music that is more demanding and exposes them on the performance,” Gewirtz said.

Two days after the Jazz Band appears, on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., the LCC Concert Choir will take the stage at Dart.

LCC Choir Director Dr. Jon Ten Brink will direct the mixed voice choir in singing selections of musical theatre, folk music and holiday classics.

“The choir is doing really well and a student in attendance can expect to hear a great concert,” Ten Brink said.

Finally, the LCC Rock Band will be the last musical show of the semester. The show will be directed by Chris Rollins on Friday, Dec. 15 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The concert will include original music written by LCC students. Covers of Pink Floyd, Blue Oyster Cult, Vulfpeck, Amy Winehouse and others will also be part of the concert.

Ten Brink talked about why students should check out the free performances.

“Music is a great stress relief and with finals and projects coming due, everyone could use some of that,” he said.

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