Missouri S&T jazz ensemble and jazz choir to perform fall concert

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On October 24, 2023

The S&T jazz ensembles perform under the direction of Dr. Kyle Wernke in Leach Theatre on Friday, April 8, 2022 Photo by Andrew Layton/Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present a jazz ensemble and jazz choir concert this November.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets on the Missouri S&T campus. The student-led jazz combo will perform pre-concert music starting at 6:30 p.m. The main concert will begin at 7 p.m. with the jazz choir directed by Lorie Francis, teaching professor of music, followed by the big band directed by Dr. Kyle Wernke, assistant professor of music.

“The jazz choir will be performing new arrangements of jazz standards,” says Francis. “Songs will include ‘Blue Skies’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’ along with a vocal arrangement of ‘Minecraft.’”

“The jazz ensemble is a little bigger this year and that means we’re even more excited to perform our fall concert,” says Wernke. “We have classics like Earth, Wind, and Fire’s ‘September’ alongside some less well-known charts like ‘The Chicken’ on a program that promises to be a lot of fun.”

Tickets are $5 for the public and free to youth ages 18 and under and Missouri S&T students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located inside the main entrance to Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online.

For more information, visit alp.mst.edu/news-and-events, or contact arts, languages, and philosophy department by phone at 573-341-4185 or by email at alp@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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