Huntington choir, chorale to present 'A Blast of Jazz'

Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale will join with Columbia City’s Blue River Big Band to present “A Blast of Jazz,” an evening of big band and jazz music made popular by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Andrews Sisters and many more jazz favorites. The concert will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11.

The Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. George Killian, will perform jazz favorites, including “Sing, Sing, Sing”; “A Quiet Place,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” The Women’s Chorale, under the direction of Joni Killian, will perform favorites including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Oh Johnny” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.”

The Blue River Big Band, made up of professional musicians from the Columbia City area, will perform several big band songs. The band, directed by Todd Ward, will mark its third collaboration with the Huntington University Concert Choir.

This is a general seating event. Tickets will be available at the door or may be reserved by calling the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261. General admission is $5 and $3 for students, seniors, and Huntington University faculty and staff.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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