Songs of the Season Concert by MCC Choirs

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

The Music Program at Mesa Community College invites the public to an evening of festive entertainment at MCC’s Red Mountain Campus in East Mesa. Various choirs from the choral department at Red Mountain will perform under the direction of Choral Director Glenn Bennett. A percentage of the proceeds go to MCC music scholarships.

In addition to the concert, attendees will be treated to strolling carolers, holiday decorations, telescopes for stargazing, and enticing desserts. MCC’s Red Mountain campus provides the setting for this festive holiday event with the beautiful Sonoran Desert as a backdrop.

The Songs of the Season concert is an annual event that features a variety of both common and uncommon holiday choral pieces. This year’s concert includes John Leavitt’s choral work, “What Child Is This?” A local church choir from the Sun Valley Community Church in Tempe will also be joining MCC choral groups.

Bennett said Songs of the Season is a diverse program format that allows for options, musically speaking.

“The result has been a very successful annual event that gives us the opportunity to do works from the vast repertoire of music that has been written for the Christmas and holiday season, rather than getting locked into just one type or style of music,” Bennett said.

Two Songs of the Season performances are scheduled, on Dec. 6 and 7, in the Rehearsal and Performance Center (S-140) of the Saguaro building at the MCC Red Mountain Campus, 7110 E. McKellips Road, Mesa.

Dec. 6 is an evening performance, with Concert at 7 p.m. and Desserts at 8:30. Cost: $10. Also, a Family Discovery Series Lecture takes place at 7 p.m., with stargazing after the lecture. Free.

Dec. 7 is a matinee performance from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with no refreshments. Cost: $5.

Join the MCC Red Mountain choirs to celebrate the holiday season.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ezticketlive.com/mcc or call 480-654-7766. Day of: Door sales only.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

Please direct media inquiries to Dawn Zimmer at dawn.zimmer@mesacc.edu or Sally Mesarosh at sally.mesarosh@mesacc.edu  or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:  www.mesacc.edu/ia.