PELLA — Central College’s music program will showcase three concerts in February and bring joy during the winter.
A Cappella Choir will perform alongside 10th-12th grade students from 14 different high schools to conclude Singfest. The concert will take place 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Douwstra Auditorium on Hoekstra Family Stage. Mark Babcock, a 1991 Central graduate, M. Joan Kuyper Farver Endowed Chair in Music and professor of music, will conduct the performance. Singfest is an honor choir festival hosted by Central’s music program for high school students.
Gabriel Espinosa, a 1979 Central graduate and professor emeritus of music, will host “Jazzmania” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Cox-Snow Recital Hall. Joining Espinosa as special guests will be Canadian pianist Carol Welsman and ALMA.
High School Bandfest, an honor band festival, will welcome students from 23 different schools. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Douwstra Auditorium on Hoekstra Family Stage. The Central College Symphonic Wind Ensemble will also perform. Brad Lampe, lecturer of music, will conduct the performance.
All three events are free and will be live streamed on Central Dutch Network.