HU to present evening of big band and jazz music

Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Concert Choir will join with the Columbia City High School choirs and Columbia City’s professional Blue River Big Band to present “Jazz Time,” an evening of big band and jazz music on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The nearly 80-voice choir under the direction of conductors, George Killian and Hersel Cremeans, will perform popular jazz favorites, such as Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile,” Nat King Cole’s “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia on My Mind” and Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing,” along with many others.

The Blue River Big Band, made up of professional musicians from the Columbia City area, will be performing several toe-tappin’ big band songs. Directed by the Todd Ward, the band will mark its second 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. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and $4.00 for students. For more information on “Jazz Time” and all other MCA events, visit 

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 top comprehensive 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) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  


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