'America' Takes Center Stage at Choir Concert

The sounds of America will ring through the halls of the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts this spring.

The South Puget Sound Community College Concert Choir and the Puget Sound Community Choir present their spring concert, Salute to America II on Wednesday, June 10 on the Minnaert Center Mainstage. The Department of Washington American Legion Band, led by Conductor Kevin Roberston and Manager/Associate Conductor Diana Appler, will be featured in the concert. The choir director is Molly McNamara and the piano accompanist is Jennifer Hermann.

The choir’s selections will include choral arrangements of American folk songs, show tunes, and patriotic classics. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, call (360) 596-5507.

College Orchestra Keys Up Classic Composers, Compositions

The South Puget Sound College Orchestra is planning a refreshing return to summer, performing classics by Beethovan, Smetana, Strauss and other notable composers. The orchestra returns to the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Mainstage on June 13.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 general admission. The concert is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. Tickets will be available online at OlyTix.org, by visiting the Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office, or by calling the Washington Center box office at (360) 753-8586.

The SPSCC Orchestra is a multi-generational orchestra made up of community musicians and credit-bearing students enrolled in the college and is led by Music Professor Charles “Chip” Schooler, a 30-year veteran of teaching music at Timberline and Olympia high schools.

Upcoming Music Program Concerts

Throughout the 2014-15 season South Puget Sound Community College will hold public concerts by our Music Program and guests at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. Check back for more detailed information on upcoming music events. Tickets for SPSCC Music Program events can be purchased online at OlyTix.org

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