Mississippi College

Sclater Series Concert Set for February 28

February 17, 2014

Talented musicians on the organ, trumpet and piano will be showcased at a Sclater Chamber Series concert at Mississippi College on February 28.

The series is named in honor of retired MC music professor James Sclater. Retiring at MC in 2010 after four decades of splendid service to the Department of Music, the Clinton resident is a nationally acclaimed composer.

The “Keyboards in the Chapel” concert features Mississippi College music professors Robert Knupp on organ and Wayne Linehan on trumpet. In addition, Millsaps College professor Rachel Heard will perform on piano along with a string quartet from the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Provine Chapel on the Clinton campus.

Pieces performed at the Friday evening concert include an organ concerto by G.F. Handel, a cello sonata by Beethoven and a trumpet concerto by Haydn.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $5 for students from any school.

Another upcoming event sponsored by the Department of Music is a March 2 concert featuring the MC Singers.

The 55-member student group directed by music professor Jamie Meaders will perform at Provine Chapel at 3 p.m. The Sunday afternoon concert is free and open to the public.

The MC Singers will entertain the audience with many of the same numbers they will perform during their appearance at a convention of Southern choir directors this spring in Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information, contact Dottie Serio of the Music Department at 601.925.3440 or Serio@mc.edu.

Photo: The James S. Sclater Chamber Music Series will be Feb. 28 on the campus of Mississippi College.

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