Benefit Concert for the TNCC Performing Arts Program

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Thomas Nelson Community College hosts a benefit concert, wine and dessert event on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on the Hampton Campus. Featuring The Windsor Trio, the event will benefit TNCC’s Performing Arts Program. Broadcast journalist Don Roberts of WAVY TV 10 is the master of ceremonies.

During the occasion, TNCC will officially dedicate its new Steinway grand piano, a contribution from the Sloane Family Foundation and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.


The Thomas Nelson Concert Choir is looking for new singers

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Earn academic credit while performing with our college choir. All voice parts are welcome and no audition is necessary – simply register for MUS 137. While choral experience is helpful, members new to organized singing are always encouraged to join.

Repertoire includes classical music from all eras, as well as some folk/traditional music, Broadway selections and music for the December holidays. MUS 137.01H–Choral Ensemble meets MW 2-3:30pm on the Hampton campus.

For more information, please contact Michael Sundblad at

TNCC Choir Presents Spring Concert, April 28

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s concert choir will present a spring concert Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The performance will feature several choral works, including Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” F.M. Christiansen’s “Beautiful Savior,” Chad Grant’s “Cantiga,” Edward Elgar’s “As Torrents in Summer” and Handel’s “To Song and Dance.” The program also includes “El Grillo” by Josquin des Prez, “Arise” by Matthew Harris and more.


2011 Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival set for April 9 @ TNCC

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The 10th Annual Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival will take place on Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on Saturday, April 9 from 4-9:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public and includes performances by M.S.G.-The Acoustic Blues Trio which features TNCC Adjunct Instructor Jackie Merritt, a guitarist, bassist and harmonica player. Others on the program are Bruce Kincaid, Fetner & Dikon, Fat Tony and Del Rey.

The festival begins with Bruce Kincaid conducting a “Diddley Bow Workshop” from 4-4:45 p.m. The diddley bow is a homemade instrument consisting of a wooden board and a single wire string stretched between two screws. It’s played by plucking while varying the pitch with a metal or glass slide held in the other hand. The instrument is significant to blues music because many blues guitarists got their start playing it as children. Kincaid is an accomplished vocalist, percussionist and harmonica player who has performed with classic rock and blues band Relic and the Virginia Choral Society. He currently plays with Shelly Craig-Potter and Dale Butcher as part of the band, Blues Committee.


Local Drummer Brings High-Energy Rhythms to TNCC

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Local drummer Connie Ralston will entertain Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) students, faculty and staff with a rousing performance during World Rhythms Wednesday, November 17 at 11 a.m. The performance will take place at the College’s Historic Triangle Campus in Williamsburg.

Ralston has been an active member of the local drumming community for more than 15 years offering workshops for children, adults, at-risk students and those seeking personal lessons. In addition, she performs with Beleza, a local women’s drumming group, and facilitates monthly drumming circles.


Singer/Guitarist Jeffrey Gaines Performs Free Concert at TNCC

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeffrey Gaines comes to Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Wednesday, September 9 performing a free concert at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus.

The event, sponsored by TNCC Cultural Affairs, is open to the public and no tickets are necessary.

After Gaines’ last successful performance at the College in 2006, TNCC Cultural Affairs Chair Shar Wolff is pleased to be able to bring him back. “We are excited to be bringing in a national recording artist of Gaines’ caliber to perform at the College.”