Charlottesville, VA -The Piedmont Virginia Community College Chorus will perform a Fall Concert Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.
The Chorus is conducted by Horace Scruggs, PVCC's new instructor of choral music. Scruggs has been teaching and conducting professionally since 1985. He is the choral director for Fluvanna County High School and directs the Fluvanna Community Singers. He has taught all grade levels (K-12) and has worked professionally with school, community and church choirs and ensembles.
The concert highlights choral music ranging from the great composers of the past to today's jazz standards and show tunes. It begins with sacred music selections like George Frideric Handel's How Excellent Thy Name, Hans Leo Hassler's Kyrie Eleison and contemporary composer Pepper Choplin's Let All the People Say Amen. Popular jazz pieces include Moonglow by composers Hudson, Dalange and Mills, Lois Prima's up-beat Jump Jive An' Wail and Frank Loesser's show tune Baby, It's Cold Outside are also on the program, making for a concert that features a wide variety of music genres that appeal to all ages.
The PVCC Chorus, now in its 15th season, is a one-credit class open to students and community members without audition. New members are always welcome. The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive. Ample, free parking is located in front of the building. More information about PVCC's Fine Arts and Performance season is available at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.