JCJC’s Madrigals & More Concert perform at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2014-10-20 07:46:56

ELLISVILLE – JC Voices and the Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department will be performing the annual “Madrigals and More”concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. It will feature some early pieces of music from composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Jacques Arcadelt, John Dowland, Clement Janequin, John Bartlet, Thomas Morley, J. S. Bach, Orlando Gibbons, Johann Pachelbel, Tylman Susato, and others.  This concert spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos, to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations. 
JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, beginning with a delightful processional featuring the singers entering to the stately Pavane, and concluding with the energetic and ever-popular, Fyer, fyer!, by Thomas Morley.   In addition to the choral selections, the audience will also hear somewhat rare instruments, like the harpsichord, played by Dr. Victoria Johnson, the lute played by Dr. Michael Boyd, and the recorder played by Meri Newell. This faculty consort will also accompany the singers this year as they sing and dance the Galliard.  
Student ensembles are highlighted throughout the evening at “Madrigals and More,” beginning with the JCJC Brass Ensemble. This ensemble, conducted by Dr. Patrick Richards will delight the audience with an opening fanfare, followed by the “Madrigals and More” debut of the JCJC Clarinet Choir and an audience favorite, the Saxophone Quintet, both conducted by Meri Newell. Lindseay Keay, JCJC’s new Assistant Band Director and flute instructor, will conduct the Flute Choir in a beautiful arrangement of Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré, completing a trio of outstanding woodwind ensembles.
No concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel would be complete without hearing the 1968 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, which is among the world’s finest. JCJC music student and organist, Daniel Coats, will have the opportunity to perform Toccata in E minor by Johann Pachelbel on this fine instrument. The Dowland Quartet, consisting of JCJC students, Daniel Coats of Taylorsville, Leah Dueitt of Neely, Rohini Malkani of Hattiesburg and Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg will round out the evening with their performance of Now, O Now I Needs Must Part with Dr. Michael Boyd accompanying on lute. JC Voices will conclude the evening with the familiar Heinrich Isaac composition, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee
The concert is free and open to the public.  Come and enjoy an evening of early music with the JCJC music department.  For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.


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