JJC Offers Work of American Composers at Choral Masterworks Concert

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department presents “Made in the USA 2.0” as its 2018 Choral Masterworks Concert on Sunday, April 29. The event begins at 3 p.m. in JJC’s Main Campus theatre, 1215 Houbolt Road.

Phil Spencer conducting at JJC.
Phil Spencer conducting at JJC.

Hear the 60 voices of the JJC Chamber Singers and Chorale, conducted by Professor Philip Spencer and accompanied by Debra Miller. Assisting with the production are faculty members Rich Moore, clarinet; David Nuncio, electric bass; and Adam Cowger, drums.

"Made in the USA 2.0" offers choral music of American composers, including arrangements of Paul Simon songs, vocal jazz, folk songs, and a tribute to Louis Armstrong. The concert also features the premiere of a new work, "Gospel Songs Missa Brevis," by conductor Philip Spencer, written for and dedicated to the members of his two JJC choirs. 

The concert will also feature over a dozen student soloists: Janet Adams, Herb Alexander, Jewel Andy, Jazmin Buenrostro, Erin Connolly, Kallan Napierkowski, Diana Ortiz, Wende Paliakis, Ashlee Pickens, Dan Schulz, Divid Sellers, Pam Spencer, Hannah Wetterich, and Nathan Zurawski.

Tickets for the 2018 Choral Masterworks Concert are available at the door beginning one hour prior to the show; at 2 p.m. on April 29. Cost is $2 for JJC students, $4 for seniors, and $5 general admission. More information is available at (815) 280-2223.

For media inquiries, please contact Scott Harvey, JJC communications and media coordinator, at 815-280-2844 or sharvey@jjc.edu.