The MCC Chorus is an exciting and growing organization. Members experience musical growth through singing a diverse selection from the finest music written for chorus. The repertoire includes great choral classics, newly-written works and choral settings of folk songs, spirituals, show tunes and popular music. There are frequent opportunities to feature soloists from the chorus.
Chorus rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in B257.
The chorus performs a concert each semester and sings for special events on campus such as the Veteran’s Day Ceremony in November and Spring Commencement. Each December, the chorus also participates with Voices In Harmony (a local community choir) in an annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah, performed as an audience sing-along with orchestra.
MCC participates in the Annual 2-Year College Choral Festival each April. At this festival, MCC joins other community college choirs for an exciting day of listening and performing.
The MCC A Cappella Ensemble is a select group of about 12 singers from the MCC chorus. Chorus members can audition for this group at the beginning of each semester. The ensemble learns the intimate, expressive sound of unaccompanied choral singing in a small group. They often have off-campus performances for community organizations.
The Concert Band at MCC performs a variety of music from the wind band repertory; from classics to modern masterpieces. This forty-member group welcomes MCC students as well as community members, and can be taken for credit. The band performs four or five times per year in the MCC Conference Center, at college functions, and in the community. Additional performance opportunities are available through MCC’s chamber ensembles, jazz band, and private instruction.