Voices of Spring concert will be unleashed Friday night in Central’s Pence Center

COOLIDGE, Ariz. – The final Central Arizona College concert of the year will take place this Friday night on the Signal Peak Campus when the college choirs unleash the Voices of Spring to celebrate the rebirth of the season.

The show will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on April 25 in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

Tickets for the concert are $9 for adults. The concert is free for children 12 and under, and for Central Arizona College students who present their student identification cards. Middle school and high school students who present their school ID also will be admitted free. The tickets are discounted to $7.50 for seniors.

Advance tickets may be purchased by contacting the Public Events Box Office at 520-494-5223. Tickets also are available the day of the show.

The show will feature the Central Arizona College Choirs and the Central Arizona College Vocal Jazz Choir under the direction of Dr. Eva Mae Pisciotta.

The Central Arizona College Choir meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-3 p.m. or on Monday evening from 7-10 p.m. so the community may participate in the choir.

“We encourage all who enjoy singing to participate in this choir,” Pisciotta said. “Both sections perform together in the concert.”

The CAC College Choir is a major performance ensemble dedicated to the performance of choral literature from all historical periods, styles and ethnic origins. The choral literature chosen for performance is varied, giving students a broad perspective of the choral art. The CAC College Choir performs approximately one major concert each semester and also performs at the college’s graduation.

The Central Arizona College Vocal Jazz Choir meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon-2 p.m. This is the first year for the choir to perform vocal jazz music in its entirety.

The class emphasizes learning the basic stylistic concepts of singing jazz, how to articulate and improvise, as well as microphone technique.

The CAC Vocal Jazz Choir has many non-music majors in the group. The students chosen for membership are given a scholarship. The ensemble performs one major concert per semester, performs in the community upon request, and participates in recruiting tours and music festivals in and out of state.

Pisciotta, who is in her first year as the director of choral activities at Central Arizona College, completed her doctorate of musical arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has a master’s degree in music education from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

 

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