Tuesday, October 7, 2014

KCKCC Vocal Music Prepares for Two Upcoming Concerts

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The Kansas City Kansas Community College Vocal Music Department is inviting the community out to support the college’s choirs during the upcoming GEMS concert.

The concert is at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Patrick’s Church, 1086 N. 94th St. in Kansas City, Kan. It is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the Community Choir and the Chamber Chair as they perform works by Handel, Rutter, Mealor, Whitacre, Hogan and more. GEMS is a showcase of choral music (both well-known and unknown) from different countries and cultures. These countries include England, Russia, Germany and the United States. John Stafford, choral director and professor at KCKCC, said the music performed at the concert are or will eventually become staples of the choral repertoire.

For more information on the choral program at KCKCC, contact John Stafford at jstafford@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7137. To hear a live recording of KCKCC Chamber Choir visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=db6xtKW7IM4.

The KCKCC Music Department is also presenting “An Evening of Jazz” this week. The performance is at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St. in Kansas City, Kan.

The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature the Jazz Band, Latin Band, Little Big Band, Jazz Combos and the vocal jazz ensembles.

To see an instrumental music program promo, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1V-3AMGXE.