GRCC students, faculty share talent in holiday concerts



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications


Dec. 5, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is celebrating the season with a series of holiday concerts showcasing students’ vocal and instrumental talents.

“These concerts are wonderfully varied — and budget-friendly — ways for families to get into the spirit of the season,” said Kevin J. Dobreff, chairman of GRCC’s music department. “We’re excited to share the talent of our students and faculty with the community!”

The holiday season performances are:

  • Winter Instrumental Ensemble Concerts, featuring GRCC’s guitar and string chamber ensembles, wind ensemble and campus band, as well as the orchestra and percussion ensemble, starts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Admission is $3 for seniors and students and $5 for adults.
  • “The Nutcracker Ballet” will be performed by the Flat River Dance Company in collaboration with the Kent Philharmonia Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Cecilia Music Center. Tickets are $4 for students and seniors and $8 for adults.
  • Songs for the Holidays, featuring GRCC’s choral ensembles, starts at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults.
  • Voices of Faith, a performance featuring the Fountain Street Church Adult Choir, GRCC Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, and other local area church choirs, starts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Fountain Street Church. Admission is $12.50.

All participants are welcome. People in need of special accommodations to attend the performances should contact GRCC’s Disability Support Services at (616) 234-4140.

GRCC’s music department offers the associate degrees in music with an emphasis in music education, music performance, music merchandising, and recording technology. GRCC also offers an associate degree in music with MACRAO, which allows students to complete the general education requirements for an associate in arts degree as well as the course work for the associate of music degree.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.