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Parkland Pops to Perform "Music from the 2000s"

Enjoy pop tunes from 2000–2009, Dec. 8, Second Stage Theatre

 

The Parkland Pops will perform hit tunes from the 2000s on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Parkland Theatre's Second Stage.

This concert is free and open to the public.

During the 1 p.m. concert, Director Brian Hagy will lead the 12-member chorus to perform a variety of familiar selections, including "Hot and Cold" by Katy Perry, "My Immortal" by Evanesence, "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood, "Party In The USA" by Miley Cyrus, and others.

The Parkland Pops choir is open to community members, including those with special needs.

For more information on other Parkland College music ensembles, visit parkland.edu/musicensembles.

Parkland Guitar Ensemble Concert Dec. 5

Free concert of holiday selections in guitar

 

The Parkland Guitar Ensemble will be performing Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Parkland Theatre's Second Stage.

Led by Young Kim, the ensemble will perform selections "In dulci jubilo" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme/Robert Wells, "Carol of the Bells" by Mikola Leontovich, the ever popular "Angels We Have Heard on High," and many more!

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information on Parkland College music performances, visit parkland.edu/musicensembles
 

Classic Radio Dramas on WPCD Nov. 21

Hear COM student-edited, -produced dramas from radio's Golden Age

Area residents can tune in to Parkland College's WPCD 88.7 FM radio station and online at parkland.edu/wpcd next week to hear dramas from the Golden Age of radio.
 
Parkland College's COM 142 Advanced Radio Production students have edited and produced these classic dramas, using the voice talents of the college's COM 140 Voice and Diction students. Tune in at the following times to hear these shows:

"The Lone Ranger," noon
"Flash Gordon," 4 p.m.
"Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror," 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Deane Geiken, radio director, at 217/351-2450.

Parkland Jazz Combo Concert Nov. 26

Hear music of today's jazz artists, Second Stage Theatre

The Parkland College Jazz Combo will be performing Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at Parkland Theatre’s Second Stage. 

This concert is free and open to the public.
 
Led by Kevin Hart, the ensemble will perform selections from artists such as Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Steve Davis, Jeff Lorber, Jule Styne, and others.
 
For more information on Parkland College music performances, visit parkland.edu/music.

Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble in Concert Dec. 2

"Carols and Cheers" to include holiday-themed selections; Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

The Parkland Chamber Singers and Parkland Wind Ensemble will hold their "Carols and Cheer" joint concert in the Harold and Jean Miner Theatre at Parkland College Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. 
 
Selections by the Parkland Chamber Singers will include "The World for Christmas--The Real Group" by Ander Edentroth; "Hope for Resolution" by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory; "An Advent Carol" by Ellen Gilson Voth; "Lo, How a Rose/The Rose" by Craig Hella Johnson; and "Gloria-I. Allegro Vivace" by John Rutter. Dr. Frank Gallow is director for the Parkland Chamber Singers, while Kristina Engberg serves as accompanist.  
  
The Parkland Wind Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Beckett, will perform several holiday-themed selections. Among them will be the rousing "Overture to a Winter Festival" by James Curnow; "Celtic Carol," an exciting arrangement by Robert W. Smith of the beautiful “Greensleeves”; and the contemporary and fun favorite made famous by Elvis, "Blue Christmas," arranged by the eminent Jay Dawson.
 
For more information on Parkland College music performances, visit parkland.edu/music.

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