BC Slates First Christmas Concert
Bluefield College will host a Christmas musical smorgasbord featuring its Concert Band, Jazz Band and Praise Singers, Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Harman Chapel.
November 20, 2012
Open and free to the public, the Christmas concert will include music traditional Christmas music for wind ensemble, jazz combinations, and praise and worship.
Under the direction of Dr. Charles Priest, assistant professor of music, BC’s Concert Band is a small company of instrumental musicians on string, woodwind and brass well known for its traditional concert performances on campus and in the community.
The Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Andy Necessary, instructor of instrumentalmusic, is an auditioned ensemble that performs jazz and blues improvisation, as well as standards throughout the history of jazz on campus and throughout the community.
Under the direction of Susan Allen, instructor of music, Praise Singers is an auditioned group of six to eight vocalists and a band, which specializes in contemporary Christian and praise and worship music. Praise Singers tours regularly throughout Virginia and the region, in addition to its annual on-campus performances. In fact, Praise Singers has performed at Carnegie Hall and internationally in Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic.
The Concert Band, Jazz Band and Praise Singers Christmas Concert is the first of four Bluefield College performing arts events to celebrate the Christmas season. For more information, contact the BC Public Relations Office by phone at 276-326-4212 or by e-mail at .