School choirs come together
Bringing together the middle and high school choirs of western Nevada County, the Nevada County Choral Festival will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Nevada Union High School’s Don Baggett Theatre, 11761 Ridge Road in Grass Valley.
Choir directors include Bonnie Arbaugh of Seven Hills School, Ginny Trapani of Lyman Gilmore Middle School, David Lynn of Union Hill School, Anne Vaaler of Magnolia Middle School and Heather Grove of the Nevada City School of the Arts.
From the high schools it’s Rod Baggett of Nevada Union and new hire David Robinson of Bear River, who replaces the retired Cherry Hayes.
The junior high choirs are slated to do five pieces combined; the high schools, three pieces each and one combined. All of the choirs will perform together to close out the concert.
It’s hoped that the concert will encourage middle school students to continue singing when they get to high school.
The concert is free. Contact Rod Baggett at 273-4431, ext. 305, for more information.
Concerts set for Sierra College campuses
The public can enjoy an evening of jazz and American pop music at Sierra College’s Rocklin campus on Friday, beginning at 7:30.
The event showcases ensembles directed by music professor Greg Mclaughlin, including the Sierra College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, jazz combos featuring students in the jazz improvisation class and the Sierra College Wolverine Band (pep band).
A suggested donation is $8 general admission and $5 for students at the door (room D-12 in Walker Hall). This campus is at 5000 Rocklin Road.
On Nov. 16 at the Nevada County campus, Ken Hardin, who teaches at the school, will join internationally acclaimed pianist Tien Hsieh in four-handed piano as a video screen projects their furiously moving hands. The concert is at 7 p.m. in the school’s Learning Resource Center, located at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. Donations will be accepted.
At both schools, parking permits are required and may be purchased for $1 at designated sites in the parking lots.
For information about such events, go online at http://www.sierracollege.edu, click on theEvents & Athletics tab, then on the Weekly Events Calendar.
– The Union staff
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