Local Ensemble and Orchestra Present Holiday Concerts at TNCC

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Two concerts at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium will usher in the holiday season.

The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble will present “Hampton Roads Holly Days” on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Lead by conductors Jim Paschall and Robert Arledge, the ensemble will perform an array of the season’s standards. Free for children under 18, tickets will be available for $5 at the door or can be purchased online at www.cbwe.org.

On Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m., the York River Symphony Orchestra will bring “Glad Tidings.” Lead by Conductor Dr. Eric Reiff and Assistant Conductor Clint Correll, musicians will perform Ellenberg’s Peterbourgh Sleigh Ride, Herbison’s The Good King and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, Movement 4 and other holiday classics. Available at the door, tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. For advance tickets, email treasurer@yrso.org.


TNCC Presents Lerner & Loewe’s ‘Brigadoon’ in November

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Performing Arts Department and TNCC Players will present Lerner & Loewe’s “Brigadoon”  on the Hampton campus at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall.

Performances will take place Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18 at 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. Sundays.

Popularized by the Broadway musical and 1954 film, “Brigadoon” chronicles the tale of two Americans who become lost on a hunting trip in Scotland. The New Yorkers encounter a small uncharted village called Brigadoon and its people who harbor a mysterious secret.

The natives behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. Songs from the production such as “Almost Like Being in Love” have become standards.

The College presents three productions annually. The upcoming musical boasts a cast that includes students, faculty, staff and members of the community.


Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble Performs at TNCC May 12

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The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble will present “…And All that Jazz” at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus.

The Chesapeake Wind Ensemble was founded in 1998 to provide an avenue for local amateur musicians to hone their skills. With about 40 members, the ensemble plays a wide variety of pieces at a myriad of venues in the Hampton Roads area, presenting approximately eight performances annually. The nonprofit organization offers special opportunities for its high school musicians with scholarships for some of the graduating students.