Holiday concert to feature Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble, Chamber
Singers and Chorale
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[December 02, 2012]
The annual holiday concert
at Lincoln College will be presented in the Johnston Center for Performing
Arts on the Lincoln campus on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8. The
concert will start at 7:30 both evenings.
Tickets will be available at the box
office in the Johnston Center for $2.
The lineup this year will include a
set by the 20-member Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor
Next on the playbill will be
performances by the Chamber Singers and the Lincoln College Chorale.
Professor Cynthia Fox will direct the vocal groups.
Woger is very excited about this
year's concert. The event will be the debut for members of a new
Lincoln College degree program that will allow music students to
earn a four-year bachelor's degree in jazz studies on the Lincoln
campus. There are currently 24 aspiring jazz musicians enrolled.
"I have been working for the past
seven months to set up this program," Woger said.
The four-year degree program allows
Lincoln College to field a jazz big band for the first time, and the
coming-out party for this group promises to raise the roof on the
Johnston Center. The twin "Performance Tonight" flags in front of
the Johnston Center will be snapping to a jazz beat.
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As the jazz studies program unfolds,
new events are being planned for 2013. A jazz concert featuring the
LC Jazz Ensemble and area high school jazz bands, including one from
Pekin High School, is scheduled for early 2013.
For more information on the holiday
concert, contact the Lincoln College box office at 217-732-3155,
ext. 280. Woger may be reached at 217-735-5050, ext. 281, and