Four December Concerts to be Staged at DCC

November 30, 2011 – Musical selections varying from holiday favorites to contemporary and popular works will be performed throughout December during four concerts scheduled at Dutchess Community College’s Poughkeepsie campus.

The Guitar Consort and Jazz Ensemble show will be held Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., the Winter Choral Concert is set for Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m., the Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra show is Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and the Student Recital is Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

All shows are free and open to the public. The Student Recital will be held in the Ritz Lounge, while the other three will take place in the James and Betty Hall Theatre.

The DCC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Christopher Brellochs, and Guitar Consort, directed by Helen Avakian, will perform instrumental works including classical, contemporary and popular pieces. The DCC Winter Choral Concert will feature the DCC Chorus and Chamber Choir, conducted by Elizabeth Gerbi, and will include performances of classic holiday and sacred music. The Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra will perform pieces by world-famous composers as well as holiday favorites. The last concert will feature students of voice, piano, saxophone, guitar and more who will perform selections in a wide variety of styles from classical to jazz to musical theater.

For more information about any of the scheduled concerts, call (845) 431-8610 .