CWC Music Students featured in upcoming performances

The Central Wyoming College Visual and Performing Arts Department presents their “Fall Music Showcase” on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 pm, and “Jazz Night” on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 pm. Admission for both concerts is free to the public.

The Fall Music Showcase features the Handbell choir, under the direction of Sharon Dalton, the Collegiate Chorale, led by Dr. Adam Kluck, and the Community Concert Band, led by Jason Ogg. The groups will combine for a stylistically varied evening of music both old and new.

The Handbell choir will perform a program of music inspired by dance and the CWC Collegiate Chorale will perform A Sacred Space.

“These pieces express reverence and joy in the sacred,” Dr. Kluck said. “There’s also a raucous folk song complete with drums.”

The CWC Community Concert Band will perform a program of old and new favorites, featuring Norman Dello Joio’s Scenes From the Louvre, and a modern esoteric work by United States Marine Band staff arranger Ryan Nowlin entitled Pressure. The band will also perform an original work for winds composed by Felix Mendelssohn entitled Overture for Winds, one of the first works for wind band by a well-known composer.

CWC’s Jazz Night on the following evening will feature the Chamber choir, comprised of CWC students, and Time’s a Wastin Jazz Ensemble featuring students as well as community members. Directors Adam Kluck and Jason Ogg will present an evening of jazz music as well as popular favorites and music from stage and screen.

Both concerts will be in the CWC Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater, and all are invited to attend. Please note the time change, as all CWC music performances will be at 7 pm this year to appeal to younger audience members.

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