ELLISVILLE –Jones College’s Collegiate Chorale will be performing selections from the Christmas classic, Messiah with a full orchestra and several alumni as a benefit for the Ellen Young Gunn Steinway Project. The Friday, December 2, concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium with $10 tickets sold at the door.
“The Ellen Young Gunn Steinway Project will allow us to be an all-Steinway school,” said Bruce Smith, Jones College Assistant Dean of the College of Art, Music, and Performance. “What this means for our students at JC is that all of our instruments will be of the highest quality, and they will get the opportunity to play on the finest instruments. This will help our students be successful and bolster their confidence in many ways.”
Smith believes the Benefit is also a tribute to the piano teacher, Ellen Young Gunn, whose skills enriched the region as she shared her talents with a generation of budding musicians. Part of the evening concert will include two, Jones College piano instructors, Dr. Victoria Johnson and Dr. Theresa Sanchez performing a four-hand piano arrangement of “O Holy Night.” Additionally, other special guests will be performing for a spectacular night to enjoy the Season of Christmas and Ellen Young Gunn’s contributions to the community, along with the future of the music program at Jones College.
For more information about the JC Fine Arts programs or the Ellen Young Gunn Steinway Project call 601-477-4203. Follow Jones College’s School of the Arts, Music, and Performance on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JCJCFineArts and on Twitter.