LMC performing arts ensembles come together for Holiday Collage

The Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department promises to put even the most stubborn Scrooge into the spirit with its Holiday Collage Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. The performance will be held in the LMC Mendel Center Grand Upton Hall on the Benton Harbor Campus located at 2755 E. Napier Ave.

In the warm and inviting dinner theatre-like atmosphere, audience members will be treated to a tapestry of drama and vocal and instrumental music as Visual & Performing Arts ensembles come together for a holiday celebration. Attendees will also enjoy refreshments.

Groups performing are LMC Jazz Band directed by Dr. Robert Lunn, Instrumental Chamber Ensemble directed by Dr. Abigail Koo, Concert Choir and Vocal Chamber Ensemble directed by Rebecca Derbas-Selvidge, LMC Rock/Pop Ensemble directed by Don Savoie, and theatre students under the instruction of Dr. Patrick King.

“This annual concert has grown into a community favorite for celebrating the season,” Lunn said. “The depth and range of talent we have a Lake Michigan College makes for a rich, joyous, and purely entertaining event.”

Musical selections will include many traditional holiday favorites including “Carol of the Bells,” “My Favorite Things,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “The Christmas Song.” Students of the theatre program will perform a selection of festive holiday readings.

 

Admission is free, however, a $5 donation or a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program is suggested. For more information about the LMC Visual and Performing Arts department and performances, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/arts,email mmccaffrey@lakemichigancollege.edu, or call 269-927-8876.

 

 

About the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department
The Visual & Performing Arts department allows students to reach new levels of excellence through classroom instruction and public performance. Many programs, including theatre, instrumental and vocal music, and dance, are based in the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, the only performing arts center of its kind in southwest Michigan. Here, LMC students have opportunities to study the performing arts in a venue that attracts more than 100,000 patrons annually. Programs including drawing, painting, and graphic design allow students to explore the possibilities in the visual arts.

Auditions are held for select ensembles that perform on the same stages as world-renowned touring acts. Students in any major also have opportunities to audition for Broadway musicals and plays and join two different vocal ensembles, string and wind ensembles, a pop-rock ensemble, drumline, and jazz band. One of only two colleges in Michigan to carry the prestigious All-Steinway designation, LMC has a team of highly qualified faculty that bring real-world expertise to the classroom.


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