Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Castleton College presents two weeks of ensemble performances

Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. — CASTLETON — Castleton College presents the Castleton Jazz Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale, Jazz Combos, and Wind Ensemble in four evenings of music on Dec. 2, 5, 8, and 10.

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Castleton Jazz Ensemble, led by Robert Roth, presents a selection of pieces written or arranged by the legendary Quincy Jones. Past performances have also featured a number of surprise guests, including Green Mountain Show Band, the big band ensemble of Vermont’s 40th Army Band.

Friday, Dec. 5 features the Castleton Collegiate Chorale and Chamber Singers, directed by Sherrill Blodget, who will present their winter concert featuring Castleton’s new Allen C-15 digital organ. The choirs will combine with guest organist David Neiweem to perform organ and choir pieces, including Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb,” as well as a cappella pieces.

On Monday, Dec. 8 the dance band Tenths, Castleton’s jazz combo under the direction of Kent Baker, will center around jazz standards popularized in the 1950s. The concert will contain works made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson and others.
Ensemble Week concludes Wednesday, Dec. 10 as the Castleton Wind Ensemble presents a winter concert entitled “Tribute to Film Music.” This multimedia event will allow audience members to watch selected scenes from such films as “The Red Pony,” “War Horse,” “Schindler’s List,” “Avatar,” and “The Polar Express,” during a live wind ensemble performance.

All concerts start promptly at 7 p.m.

Tickets for each of the four performances are $5 for adults and $3 for students, seniors, and children under 12 and are available at or at the Fine Arts Center Box Office one hour prior to curtain.

For more info, call 802-468-1119.

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