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MC Symphonic Winds Presents Spring 2013 Concert

April 18, 2013

Music lovers in Central Mississippi are invited to hear the Mississippi College Symphonic Winds perform their annual spring concert on the Clinton campus.

Open to the public, the free concert on Sunday April 28 will be at Swor Auditorium starting at 3 p.m.

Making the upcoming event even more delightful, the Mississippi College Choirs will blend their voices with the MC Symphonic Winds directed by music professor Craig Young.

Combining the talents of 100 MC students, the groups include the MC Singers, the women’s chamber and men’s glee club.

It promises to be a memorable afternoon performance because Young’s predecessor, Clinton resident John Hanbery, former director of the Christian university bands, will return to the stage that Sunday.

Young succeeded Hanbery in 1999. Jackson musician and Mississippi College music instructor London Branch will also join the concert lineup.

The spring concert will feature the Mississippi College Choirs in several works, including Johannes Brahms’ “Blessed Are They That Mourn” from his “German Requiem.”

Composer Aaron Copland’s monumental “Lincoln Portrait” will be narrated by Dr. Branch, while Dr. Hanbery will conduct John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Other works to be presented include a suite of Renaissance pieces, music by “Star Wars” composer John Williams and Norwegian-born musician Ola Gjeilo as well as the traditional “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

For more information, contact Dr. Craig Young at 601.925.3439 or Dottie Serio at 601.925.3440.

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