As the second installment of the Chancellor’s Cabaret Series, the College of the Canyons music department will host a quartet of concert events May 5-6, in the main lobby of the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
The Chancellor’s Cabaret Series debuted to a packed house on the evening of March 14, 2012, and featured performances by the college’s two vocal jazz choirs — Just Jazz and House Blend —along with touring vocal jazz ensemble Audio Radiance.
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“The debut of the Chancellor’s Cabaret Series has allowed us the ability to share our love of choral music with the entire community,” said Julie Lawson, co-director of the COC choral department. “The University Center is an exquisite venue, with the type of acoustics necessary to properly showcase the amazing talents of our students.
“I invite anyone with a fondness for vocal jazz, chamber choir and a cappella singing to join us at one of these upcoming concerts,” added Lawson. “You won’t be disappointed!”
The second installment of the Chancellor’s Cabaret Series will take place May 5 and 6, with both an afternoon and evening concert being held each day.
On Saturday, May 5, the college’s choirs Voices of the Canyons, Les Chanteuses (women’s choir) and the COC Chamber Singers will present the concert “Broadway Bound: A Musical Theatre Review,” featuring an assortment of famous Broadway musical show tunes. Performances will take place at 2 and 5 p.m.
The following afternoon, on Sunday, May 6, the award-winning choirs Just Jazz and House Blend will present the concert “Rhythm and Blues: An Afternoon of Vocal Jazz,” featuring a versatile set of musical arrangements that incorporate elements of swing, shuffle, jazz waltz and samba music. Performances will take place at 2 and 5 p.m.
General admission to the Chancellor’s Cabaret Series is $15 or $10 for students and senior citizens (Age 60 or over). Patrons interested in attending both concerts will need to purchase separate tickets.
Tickets will be available at the door beginning on the day of the event or in advance by contacting choir director Julie Lawson. All proceeds will benefit the COC choir program.
Subsequent performances in the Chancellor’s Cabaret Series have tentatively been scheduled for both the fall and holiday seasons.
For more information about the COC music department’s Chancellor’s Cabaret Series or to purchase advance tickets please contact Julie Lawson at (661) 362-3674.