May 3, 2005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Music Department Ends Season with Trio of Events
The College of the Canyons Music Department wraps up its stirring first season in the new Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts with a trio of spectacular events in May as the COC Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band, the COC Choral Ensemble and the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra perform their season finales.
The COC Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present May Pops! Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. Performing under director K.C. Manji, the Symphonic Band will present an exciting mix with songs from South Pacific, a Disney medley and pieces by rock legend Chicago, as well as others. The Jazz Ensemble will play songs arranged by former director Dirk Fischer and others such as the Spinning Wheel, originally performed by Blood, Sweat and Tears. Tickets are $7 for general-admission seating.
The COC Choral Ensemble will Shout Glory! the following evening, Saturday, May 14, with its last concert of the year, under the direction of Julie Lawson. Shout Glory! starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a diverse selection of music from Handel and Hayden to Renaissance Madrigals, to folk songs, spirituals, jazz ballads and more. Special guest Erica Lazerow will perform as the guest soprano soloist. Tickets are $10 for general admission.
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra also finishes off its successful first season in the Vital Express Center Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission.
Ticket purchases can be made online at www.VitalExpressCenter.com or by calling the box office at 661-362-5304.