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PSC Music Department Launching Spring Concert Series

PSC Music Department Launching Spring Concert Series [04/24/2017]

Prairie State College is hosting a Spring Concert Series in May. All performances are free and open to the public and scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the college’s main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. All of the ensembles are comprised of PSC students, community members, and advanced high school musicians.

PSC Jazz

On Monday, May 1, Toni Bell will direct the Jazz Choir and select soloists performing songs from the great American songbook, in a casual cabaret setting. Monday, May 8 will feature the Wind Ensemble, directed by Philip Crews. Pieces programed include “Celebration and Interlude” by local composer Darrell Dalton settings of familiar tunes “Scarborough Fair,” arranged by Andrew Boysen, Jr., and “We Shall Overcome,” arranged by Bill Locklear. On Tuesday, May 9, the Jazz Pioneers Combo will perform jazz standards and songs in a club atmosphere, under the direction of Eugene Vinyard.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy listening to some of the area’s talented musicians,” said Professor Valerie Nicholson, coordinator of the Music Department.

For more information on the ensembles at PSC, contact Nicholson at vnicholson@prairiestate.edu or visit http://prairiestate.edu/academics/academic-programs/music/ensembles.aspx.