AMC Hosts Special Holiday Concert
December 11, 2012
Anna Maria College recently hosted a special holiday concert featuring its student musical groups, as well as guest soloist, Manna KnJoi. Coordinated and directed Dr. Reginald Houze, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Programs, students in AMC’s Wind Ensemble, Chorus, Camerata, and Jazz Ensemble groups performed classical and familiar holiday music in the College’s Zecco Performing Arts Center. President Jack P. Calareso also made an appearance assisting the percussion section during Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.
Dr. Houze was joined by Steve Skop, bassist, who directed the jazz ensemble, Peter Sulski, a former member of the London Symphony Orchestra, who led the Cammerata, and Ian Watson, whose international career includes artistic director for the Arcadia Players and Chorus, who directed the AMC Chorus. Manna KnJoi, soprano and guest soloist, made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 performing in Madame Butterfly with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre.
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