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

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 08:04:41

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 29, 201,3 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 William Byrd, Orlando di Lasso, Hans Leo Hassler, Jan Sweelinck, Thomas Greaves, J. S. Bach, 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 sing a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, beginning with a delightful antiphonal for double chorus, O la, o che buon êco, and concluding with the not so well known madrigal, Come Away, Sweet Love.   In addition to the choral selections, the audience will also hear somewhat rare instruments, like the harpsichord, played by Dr. Victoria Johnson, along with faculty solos and duets, such as Mrs. Kay Guiles on organ, Dr. Mike Boyd on guitar with guest organist Dr. Doug Rust, and Mrs. Meri Newell performing on flute with Dr. Victoria Johnson playing the harpsichord.  
The JCJC Brass Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Patrick Richards will perform Sonata Pian e Forte.  With Dr. Mike Boyd directing the Bransle Duo, the group will play the Baroque selections, Divisions on Greensleeves and Gavotte from J. S. Bach’s English Suite No. 6.   The JCJC Saxophone Quartet, conducted by Mrs. Meri Newell, will perform works by Josquin Desprez, Juan del Encina, Orlando Gibbons, and others. JC Voices will conclude the evening with the familiar Heinrich Isaac composition, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee
Come and enjoy an evening of music with the JCJC music department.  For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.


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