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Concerts Attract Music Lovers to Mississippi College


MC Singers perform at the Festival of Lights

Mississippi College students will show off their musical talents and acting skills during a blitz of performances this Fall.

MC’s Music Department will sponsor many of the major events.

One of the performances that folks shouldn’t miss will be the MC Jazz Band playing swing hits of the modern era – from Duke Ellington to Count Basie and Benny Goodman through tunes of recent vintage. The concert on the Brick Streets of downtown Clinton is set for October 12.

Jazz fans should bring their favorite lawn chairs, enjoy the free music and dine at nearby Clinton restaurants. Food vendors will be on hand, too.  The activity that Friday evening begins in the city’s historic business district at 6 p.m.

A week later, on October 19, Mississippi College rolls out its Sclater Chamber Music Series. The series is named in tribute to award-winning Clinton composer James Sclater.

A Mobile, Alabama native, Dr. Sclater retired after serving four decades as an MC music professor and mentor to generations of students. Tickets to the first show of the season at Aven Recital Hall are $20 for general admission, and $5 for students and children. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. More details will be announced soon.

The Mississippi College Singers are booked for their 2018 Homecoming concert October 27. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. that Saturday at Provine Chapel on the Clinton campus. The student group has performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City over the years. Conducted by Mark Nabholz, the vocalists traveled as far away as Europe and South Africa for concerts. The event is free.

There’s much more to see and do for music lovers at the Christian university.

Music fans are invited to opera productions November 1-4 at MC’s Aven Recital Hall. The programs November 1-3 begin at 7 p.m. and the show on November 4 starts at 3 p.m. The shows are ticketed events. More details will be announced at a later date.

Free events at MC include: the Choctaw Chorus concert at Provine Chapel on November 6, the MC Symphonic Winds concert in Swor Auditorium November 19 and a Jazz Band concert December 3 at the Aven Recital Hall. Nabholz conducts the Choctaws Chorus. Craig Young conducts the Symphonic Winds. Both are MC music professors. All three programs begin at 7:30 p.m.

One of MC’s most memorable programs will welcome the Christmas season.  The annual Festival of Lights concerts made their debut at the Baptist-affiliated university in 1986.

The 2018 Festival of Lights dates are November 29-30 and December 1. Tickets to the MC Singers performances at Provine Chapel are $15 for the general public, and $5 for students and children.

The programs pack the pews at Mississippi College’s oldest building as the holiday season nears. It is best to purchase tickets in advance. For those who cannot attend, the festival is available to thousands of Mississippi Public Broadcasting viewers during TV programs airing statewide in December.

The Mississippi College Communication Department will again present Barbara Robinson’s hilarious production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The play appeals to people of all ages – from Mississippi children to senior citizens.

The ticketed shows run November 27-30 in Swor Auditorium. The production tells the story of how the rotten Herdman kids discover the true meaning of Christmas. MC communication professor Sandra Grayson returns as the show’s director. She’s done an admirable job directing students in the comedic production for the past decade.

Mississippi College students will show off their musical talents and acting skills during a blitz of performances this Fall.

MC’s Music Department will sponsor many of the major events.

One of the performances that folks shouldn’t miss will be the MC Jazz Band playing swing hits of the modern era – from Duke Ellington to Count Basie and Benny Goodman through tunes of recent vintage. The concert on the Brick Streets of downtown Clinton is set for October 12.

Jazz fans should bring their favorite lawn chairs, enjoy the free music and dine at nearby Clinton restaurants. Food vendors will be on hand, too.  The activity that Friday evening begins in the city’s historic business district at 6 p.m.

A week later, on October 19, Mississippi College rolls out its Sclater Chamber Music Series. The series is named in tribute to award-winning Clinton composer James Sclater.

A Mobile, Alabama native, Dr. Sclater retired after serving four decades as an MC music professor and mentor to generations of students. Tickets to the first show of the season at Aven Recital Hall are $20 for general admission, and $5 for students and children. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. More details will be announced soon.

The Mississippi College Singers are booked for their 2018 Homecoming concert October 27. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. that Saturday at Provine Chapel on the Clinton campus. The student group has performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City over the years. Conducted by Mark Nabholz, the vocalists traveled as far away as Europe and South Africa for concerts. The event is free.

There’s much more to see and do for music lovers at the Christian university.

Music fans are invited to opera productions November 1-4 at MC’s Aven Recital Hall. The programs November 1-3 begin at 7 p.m. and the show on November 4 starts at 3 p.m. The shows are ticketed events. More details will be announced at a later date.

Free events at MC include: the Choctaw Chorus concert at Provine Chapel on November 6, the MC Symphonic Winds concert in Swor Auditorium November 19 and a Jazz Band concert December 3 at the Aven Recital Hall. Nabholz conducts the Choctaws Chorus. Craig Young conducts the Symphonic Winds. Both are MC music professors. All three programs begin at 7:30 p.m.

One of MC’s most memorable programs will welcome the Christmas season.  The annual Festival of Lights concerts made their debut at the Baptist-affiliated university in 1986.

The 2018 Festival of Lights dates are November 29-30 and December 1. Tickets to the MC Singers performances at Provine Chapel are $15 for the general public, and $5 for students and children.

The programs pack the pews at Mississippi College’s oldest building as the holiday season nears. It is best to purchase tickets in advance. For those who cannot attend, the festival is available to thousands of Mississippi Public Broadcasting viewers during TV programs airing statewide in December.

The Mississippi College Communication Department will again present Barbara Robinson’s hilarious production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The play appeals to people of all ages – from Mississippi children to senior citizens.

The ticketed shows run November 27-30 in Swor Auditorium. The production tells the story of how the rotten Herdman kids discover the true meaning of Christmas. MC communication professor Sandra Grayson returns as the show’s director. She’s done an admirable job directing students in the comedic production for the past decade.