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Mississippi College Department of Music Sets The Stage for the Spring Semester
As the spring semester picks up speed, so do the Music Department's events and performances.
The Mississippi College Department of Music plans to have multiple performances throughout the spring semester. They will take place at different locations on campus and will highlight Lyric Stage, jazz band, and other features of the department.
There are four performances in February. The first, hosted by Lyric Stage, is the Valentine’s Miscast Cabaret. This is an exciting night which allows singers to perform a song from a role that they would not typically be cast in. It is Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds will go to fund Lyric Stage productions later in the semester. Valentine’s Miscast Cabaret will take place at the Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall in Aven Fine Arts Building.
Following that performance, the Mississippi College jazz band will hold their concert on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m., also at the Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall in Aven Fine Arts Building. The concert will feature songs such as “15 Minutes Late,” “Bird Land,” “What Is Hip?” and the infamous theme song from “The Simpsons.” This will be a free event.
The annual music department showcase, on Feb. 17, will highlight all of the music ensembles at Mississippi College. This includes symphonic band, jazz band, Worship Collective, and many others. This event will take place at Swor Auditorium in Nelson Hall at 7:30 p.m. The showcase is a free event.
Symphonic Winds will perform in Swor Auditorium in Nelson Hall on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s show features songs such as “Chacome Military Suite,” “Rhythm Stand,” and the well-known “America the Beautiful,” and is free to audiences.
Lyric Stage will perform their production of Little Women at the end of March. This musical is based on the book Little Women, written by Louisa May Alcott. It revolves around the March sisters and their different triumphs and tribulations- not only as sisters, but also as women during the 19th century. Little Women performances are March 30-April 1 at 7 p.m. and April 2 at 3 p.m. All performances take place at the Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall in Aven Fine Arts Building. Admission is $20 for all.
April is the last month of performances for the semester. Worship Collective’s group performance, known as Night of Worship, will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Clinton. This performance will feature worship songs such as “Battle Belongs,” “Endless Praise,” and “God So Loved,” and is free to the public.
The Mississippi College Singers’ annual spring concert on April 16, at 3 p.m., will be the choir’s end-of-the-year performance. Singers will perform Duruflé’s “Requiem,” which is a piece that will feature the organ, in addition to songs from their Homecoming performance this past fall. The concert, which will take place in Provine Chapel, is free to the public.
Choctaw Chorus will follow that performance on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. It is in the chapel at First Baptist Church of Clinton. This performance features a small choir ensemble, consisting of both students and faculty. The concert will be free to the public.
The spring semester performances will conclude with another symphonic winds concert, on April 23 at 3 p.m. at Swor Auditorium in Nelson Hall. Audiences who missed the concert in February will have a chance to watch the students and director of the Symphonic winds band perform. It is also a free event.
Information about the Department of Music and spring semester performances is at music.mc.edu.
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