Jones College's “Madrigals & More” concert at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

Written By: Teresa McCreery
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Date Submitted: 2018-10-09 20:29:13

ELLISVILLE –Jones College’s Fine Arts Department invites the public to enjoy an evening of Renaissance music with the JCJC music department at its annual, “Madrigals and More” concert, free of charge. The various JCJC student and faculty small ensembles will be performing at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. This special event spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos, to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations. Performances will include musical selections from composers such as Orlando de Lassus, Thomas Tallis, Clément Janequin, Claudin de Sermisy, Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Concert hosts, JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan A. Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance, including, “Pastyme with Good Companye,” and “Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee.” In addition to the choral selections, the audience will also see and hear rarely heard instruments of the period, including the harpsichord played by Jones piano instructor, Dr. Victoria Johnson, and the lute, played by JCJC guitar instructor, Dr. Michael Boyd. The group will also perform important French madrigals of the period, including, “Revecy venir du printans,” accompanied by Dr. Lindsey Keay on flute and Boyd on the lute.
The wind ensembles are also prominently featured in this year’s program with the Jones College Brass Ensemble, directed by Dr. Patrick Richards playing a well-known canon of the period, “Non nobis domine,” by William Byrd. Woodwind chamber groups, the Flute Choir, conducted by Dr. Lindsey Keay, the Clarinet Choir, directed by new faculty member Michelle Graham and the Saxophone Trio conducted by Dr. Ben Burge will perform several pieces from the Baroque and Romantic Periods.
For more information about “Madrigals and More,” or to find out how to support JC Voices or JC Fine Arts, call the JC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4203
2018 Members of the Chamber Choir and Madrigal Singers are:
Kenneth Anderson, Sand Hill
Kalyn Bales, Stringer
Ella Barker, Hattiesburg
James Bilbo, Hattiesburg
Faith Bufkin, Ellisville
Jorge Castillo, Ellisville
Kassidy Chandler, Laurel
Mary Coats, Taylorsville
Hayden Dillistone, Laurel
Reagan Dukes, Laurel
Nathaniel Gamblin, Waynesboro
Shedrick George, Laurel
Matthew Haight, Mobile, AL
Victor Harris, Laurel
Dakota Malone, Raleigh
Eli McMellon, Moselle
Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose
DeMoynedre Morgan, Houston
Addison Nelms, Brandon
Stuyuncey Nobles, Laurel
Caleb Pearce, Ellisville
Shellie Roberts, Ellisville
Lamar Saddler, Quitman
Jordan Sistrunk, Mize
Kendra Stevison, Lucedale
Alyssa White, Laurel


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