Voices of Pop Culture will feature pop music of past and present. Italy’s voice of independence, Giuseppe Verdi, contributes with “Va, Pensiero” and “Dies Irae,” while Norway’s pop will be represented with Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” Germany’s Richard Wagner will again turn heads with “The Ride of the Valkyries.” The international trend continues with music from American Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” and an exciting British presentation of music from The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin (featuring an all-Jackson College faculty/student rock combo), the Beatles, and a collection from Andrew Lloyd Webber. American pop will be represented through the music of Lee Greenwood.
Keeping the variety alive, the Jackson Chorale’s Children’s Choir will perform pieces by Bob Marley and the Beatles, accompanied by the woodwind quintet, “Kaleidoscope Winds” and the brass quintet, “The Emphatic 5,” all joining members of Jackson College’s African Drum Ensemble for a relaxing musical journey.
This March 25 concert is free, and refreshments provided afterward. Donations toward the Potter Center’s Harold Sheffer Music Hall renovation project are encouraged through donation envelopes included in the programs.
The Jackson Community Concert Band is comprised of both college students and community members under the direction of Dan Bickel. The Jackson Chorale also features community members and college students, under the direction of Wendy Treacher. The Children’s Choir is directed by Jackie Livesay and Anne Frank.