Lincoln College dance, jazz and chorale groups to grace Johnston
Center stage in April
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The Lincoln College performing
arts schedule for April is packed with first-class entertainment. In
addition to the theatrical presentation of "Woyzeck," three other
performances are on the schedule: dance, jazz and chorale concerts.
Lincoln College dance instructor Audra Turley will showcase her two
LC dance companies in the Johnston Center on April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
and April 21 at 2 p.m. Dance Force and members of the Jazz Dance
class will perform to a variety of music from contemporary to
"The choreography for the dance concerts is mostly done
by the students," Turley points out. "I will do two pieces for the
Jazz Dance class and two for Dance Force. The rest are from the
students in the dance companies."
General admission tickets are $1 at the box office on the day of
It may not be generally known, but Turley is an alumna of Lincoln
College. After graduating, she enrolled at Western Kentucky, where
she earned a masterís in their dance education program. She then
brought her passion for dance and teaching back to Lincoln. She runs
Audraís Studio of Dance in downtown Lincoln and teaches at Lincoln
Turley may be reached at her studio at 217-732-9137 or by email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the dance
On April 26, a week after the dance performance, Professor Scott
Woger will bring his jazz bands to the stage at the Johnston Center
at 7:30 p.m.
The famous Lincoln College Big Band will perform some of the most
challenging music ever presented by a LC jazz ensemble. The
four-person jazz combo and the saxophone quartet will also be on
stage to rock the audience. The majority of the performers are in
the LC jazz baccalaureate degree program.
"This will be professional-level music," said Woger, "with
different styles from swing to funk and blues."
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Tickets are $2 at the box office on the evening of the concert. A
silent auction will accompany the concert to raise funds for a
travel program for the jazz musicians.
Woger may be reached at
or 217-732-3155, ext. 281.
The next evening, April 27 at 7:30, Professor Cynthia Fox brings
her choirs to the Johnston Center main stage. She calls the concert
"A Taste of Culture," with music in languages from around the world.
The Lincoln College Chorale and the Chamber Singers will perform
music in French, Latin, Korean, Spanish, Yiddish and many others.
If you heard the exciting African music during the December
holiday concert, get ready for more from that continent. "The choir
enjoyed the African music so much that they wanted to do it again,"
Fox can be contacted at 217-732-3155, ext. 284, or by email at
The performing arts program at Lincoln College is turning out
professional-level actors, musicians, vocalists and jazz musicians
right here in Lincoln. Make it a point to attend these concerts to
see how fortunate Lincoln is to have entertainment of this quality
in a venue as terrific as the Johnston Center on the Lincoln College