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OCC Music Department Fall Concert Oct. 27

Band PhotoThe Olney Central College Music Department will present its Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 in the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center.

In addition to the OCC Concert Band, Concert Choir and Jazz Ensemble, the Music Department will welcome to the stage the Richland County High School Concert Choir under the direction of Warren Weitkamp.

The Concert Band will perform selections including Into the Clouds by Richard Saucedo and David Holsinger’s A Childhood Hymn, conducted by OCC’s new Director of Bands Wade Baker. An internationally touring jazz and blues musician, Baker joined OCC in August. He attended the University of Indianapolis and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with a focus in Jazz Studies.

Selections by the Concert Choir will include Boogie Woogie, King of New York from the Broadway musical Newsies and Claudio Monteverdi’s God of Mercy. The choir also will perform Get Happy, The Beatles’ When I’m 64 and Hallelujah, by legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who passed away late last year. The choir is under the direction of Andrew Pittman, who is entering his fourth year as OCC’s Director of Choral Activities.

The evening of music also will include the Jazz Ensemble performing Sonny Rollins’ Tenor Madness, Contemplation by McCoy Tyner, Cold Duck Time by Eddie Harris, Joe Zawinul’s Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s So Danco Samba. The concert is free and open to the public.

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