Holiday concert to feature Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble, Chamber
Singers and Chorale
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[November 28, 2012]
The annual holiday concert at
Lincoln College will be presented in the Johnston Center for
Performing Arts on the Lincoln campus on Dec. 7 and 8. The concert
will start at 7:30 both evenings.
Tickets will be available at the box office in the Johnston Center
The lineup this year will include a set by the 20-member Lincoln
College Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Scott Woger.
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