Jazz Performance, Christmas Card Upcoming at C of O

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The College of the Ozarks have a pair of events open to the public this week:

The College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble is a high energy group comprised of both non-music and music majors performing a wide variety of jazz styles, including swing, funk, rockabilly, and shuffle.

“Come and join the College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble for a great evening of live jazz,” said Dr. Kevin Powers, assistant professor of music and director of bands. “The concert will feature talented members of our music faculty, along with gifted student jazz performers.”

“Our Man Bill,” by Doug Beach
“White Heat,” by Jeff Jarvis
“Rhapsody in Blue,” by George Gershwin, arranged by Gordon Goodwin
“Silver Bells,” by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, arranged by George Stone
“Magic Flea,” by Sammy Nestico
“Vine Street Rumble,” by Benny Carter

Then this weekend, C of O will host its annual Christmas Card to the Community worship services on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Williams Memorial Chapel.

The true spirit of the Christmas season will fill the chapel as C of O singers and musicians share their talents throughout the worship service.

The purpose of the event is to share with the community a traditional Christmas service by presenting hymns, traditional carols, and opportunities for congregational participation. The C of O Orchestra, Handbell Choir, Chorale, and Chapel Choir will provide music.

The service will include Scripture readings, student solos, and a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.” Following both worship services, attendees may enjoy a fruitcake reception in the fellowship hall in the basement of Williams Memorial Chapel.


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