Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble Performs at TNCC in October

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October brings plenty of ghosts, goblins and eerie happenings to mark the Halloween season. The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble will mark the start of the month with “A Creepy Mansion Concert” at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Saturday, October 1 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 scholarship opportunities for its high school musicians.

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Brass Ensemble and Choral Ensemble to Perform this Holiday Season

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Come get “in the mood” for the holidays! Thomas Nelson Community College invites the community-at-large to the debut of the College’s Brass Ensemble on Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.  The Ensemble will perform music of Georg F. Handel, Franz J. Haydn and Ludwig von Beethoven in addition to other holiday songs and Christmas carols.

Also, on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m., the College’s Choral Ensemble will present their second annual Holiday concert. Felix Mendelssohn and selections from Handel’s “Messiah” will be featured along with carols from England, Germany and Ukraine. The audience will be invited to join the Choral Ensemble in the singing of the carols and songs of the holiday season. Both performances will take place at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the College’s Hampton campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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TNCC Presents Nego Gato Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble

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The Mary T.Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus of Thomas Nelson Community College brings to stage the explosive power of Afro-Brazilian drum and dance with the presentation of Nego Gato Music and Dance Ensemble. The performance will take place on Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This presentation is suitable for families with children.

Nego Gato Music and Dance Ensemble perform all varieties of Brazilian music ranging from Samba to Merengue to Pagode. The group has performed with Patti Labelle, at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center with International recording artist Daniella Mercury and has just performed with the Originators of Samba Reggae, Oludum, at the Celebrate Brooklyn Series and performed at the Lincoln Center August 25th in New York. Gato’s soulful compositions tell of his life growing up in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, his life playing Capoeira in the streets and his desire for more beauty and fairness in the world. Nego Gato appears through support of Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour. www.negogato.org

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