Northeast music department plans Pops Concert

by amandab  10/21/2016 8:52:25 AM -- 

NORFOLK – The music department at Northeast Community College encourages you to experience music in November as the 2016 concert series continues with a Pops Concert. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. in the Cox Activities Center Theatre. The Northeast show choir, Singers Express, and the jazz band, the Northeast Jazz Machine, will perform. The Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble will also take the stage.

The Northeast Singers Express, an audition swing choir, performs on campus during the academic year and on tour in the spring to high schools in several states.  At the Pops Concert, the Singers Express will perform “Fly to the Sky,” by Jeff Funk; “At Last,” arranged by Jay Althouse; “Let’s Get Loud,” arranged by Jay Althouse; “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” arranged by Ed Lojeski; “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” arranged by Kirby Shaw and “Get On Your Feet,” also arranged by Shaw.

Dr. Linda Boullion, music department chair and director of vocal music activities, is the director of the Northeast Singers Express. Margaret Schultz is the accompanist.

The Northeast Jazz Machine is an audition jazz band that performs at Northeast basketball games, goes on tour in the spring to area schools, and performs at Northeast Community College concerts.

Pops Concert selections will include “Woodchopper’s Ball,” “Cerulean Blue,” “Dat Dere,” Hot Sauce” and “Back Alley Shuffle.”

The Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble (NAJE), incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1980, promotes public interest in big band jazz and allows local and area musicians to continue their performance experience. The ensemble also raises funds for deserving Northeast Community College music students and provides monetary support for the college’s music department activities and ensembles.

Their Pops Concert selections will include “Greasy Sack Blues,” by the Woody Herman Library; “Louisiana Be-Bop,” by Les Hooper; “The Crossroads at Taza” by Kevin McLouth; and “God Bless the Child” by Billy Holiday, arranged by Sammy Nestico.

Kevin McLouth, instrumental music instructor/director of instrumental activities, is the director of the Northeast Jazz Machine and NAJE.

 

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