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Free Shows Close Out Season for Mississippi College Music Department

MC Symphonic Winds will perform March 4 at Swor Auditorium. The group is pictured at Provine Chapel on the Clinton campus.
MC Symphonic Winds will perform March 4 at Swor Auditorium. The group is pictured at Provine Chapel on the Clinton campus.

There’s nothing like hearing beautiful music. And when the concert admission price is free, that’s got to delight music audiences at Mississippi College.

MC Music Department leaders announced their next five concerts are all free of charge. And the public is cordially invited to see talented students perform.

The series of memorable shows will wrap up the Christian university’s 2018-19 season. The lineup begins with the MC Symphonic Winds in concert on March 4 at Swor Auditorium. Music professor Craig Young serves as the group’s conductor. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. that Monday evening.

Up next, on March 31, the Choctaw Chorus presents Vivaldi’s “Gloria” in Provine Chapel. The program in the university’s historic building, circa 1860, begins at 3 p.m. A celebrated Italian Baroque musical composer born in Venice in 1678, Antonio Vivaldi died in Vienna, Austria in 1741. But his splendid music lives on in the 21st Century. Professor Mark Nabholz conducts the student chorus.

Dr. Nabholz picks up the baton once again when the MC Singers perform on April 7 at Provine Chapel. The program begins at 3 p.m. on the Clinton campus. Over the years, the MC Singers have performed at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, and on stages from Europe to South Africa.

Music professor Will Bishop on April 16 will lead students in a “Night of Worship” concert in the chapel at First Baptist Church Clinton. The program begins at 9 p.m. that Tuesday evening.

Calling all jazz lovers! Folks across metro Jackson communities are invited to bring their lawn chairs to Olde Towne Clinton on April 26 to hear the MC Jazz Band perform.

The annual concert on the Brick Streets begins at 6 p.m. in front of Clinton’s City Hall that Friday evening.

Concert-goers are also welcome to dine at nearby Clinton restaurants or sample items from nearby food trucks as the sounds of jazz fill the air on a Spring night.

Whether it is music from Glenn Miller & the Big Band Era or the modern jazz tunes of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, there should be sufficient selections to please all tastes. Expect a musical treat for adults and kids of all ages in Clinton.

For more details, contact Dottie Serio of the Music Department at 601-925-3440 or