Community Music

AmahlKellogg Community College offers several musical opportunities for community members interested in the arts to participate.  The College is home to several residential community choirs and bands that are open to the public for membership, and most KCC music productions are open to the public with free admission.

Check this page regularly for updates on upcoming auditions, performance opportunities and schedules for upcoming KCC music productions.

For information about ensemble opportunities available at KCC, visit the College’s Ensembles page.

Upcoming Musical Events (highlights)

2014/2015 Choral Music Season

If you wish to be connected, please sign up for email notification of our upcoming events by clicking on link below.

Special Events and Performances

 

OPERA:
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti
December 5 & 6, 7:30pm
December 7 at 3:00pm
Binda Performing Arts Center
The Plot: Amahl, a shepherd, tries to tell his mother about what he has seen outside in the night sky; an enormous star with a long tale. His mother, accustomed to his habitual lying, grows angry; she is even more angry when Amahl tells her there are three kings at the door awaiting entry.  This is a wonderful Christmas opera written by the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti. A great way to kick off the Holiday Season!

INSTRUMENTAL:
Holiday Jazz Explosion
KCC Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Tom Lockwood
Tuesday, December 9, 7:30pm
Binda Performing Arts Center

CHORAL EVENT:
The Branch County Community Chorus presents…
Sounds of the Season 2014: Messiah Community Sing
Saturday, December 13, 7:30pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, downtown Coldwater
The choirs of Kellogg Community College hosted by the Branch County Community Chorus will present the widely popular sing-along performances of G. F. Handel’s magnificent oratorio MESSIAH, where the audience is the chorus! A free event for the whole community!

Upcoming Events

2014/2015 Music Season Preview

September 2014

September 3 & 4 4:00-6:00 pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop

Auditions

Davidson Choir Room

D-215

 

October 2014

October 5

3:00pm

Schubertiade 2014 Faculty and Student Recital

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts

Center Auditorium

October 19

3:00 pm

Carmen Bell, Soprano

Sara Cleland, Pianist

Faculty Recital

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts

Center Auditorium

October 25

7:00 pm

Cereal City Concert Band

Fall Concert

 Binda Performing Arts Center

(tentative)

October 28

6:30 pm

Community Music School/KCC

 Concert Band

Halloween costume contest concert

St. Philip Catholic Church

Parish Hall

 

November 2014

November 24

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Holiday Jazz Explosion

The Battle Creek VA

Medical Center

 

December 2014

December 1

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Holiday Sampler Concert

KCC Student Center

Bruin Cafe

December 3

1:00 pm

Student Recital Series Event

Performances by KCC students studying through the Individualized Music

 lesson program

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts

Center Auditorium

December 5 & 6

7:30 pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Presented by KCC Opera/Musical Theatre

Workshop in collaboration with the Theatre

Program and Ars Voce of Battle Creek

Binda Performing Arts Center

Pay what you can! $5 donation suggested

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

December 7

3:00 pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Presented by KCC Opera/Musical Theatre

Workshop in collaboration with the KCC

Theatre Program and Ars Voce of Battle

Creek

Binda Performing Arts Center

Pay what you can! $5 donation suggested

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

December 9

7:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Holiday Jazz Explosion

Binda Performing Arts Center

December 10

1:00 pm

Student Recital Series Event

Performances by KCC students studying through the Individualized Music

 lesson program

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts

Center Auditorium

 

December 13

7:30 pm

KCC Choral Event

Sounds of the Season

Messiah Sing-along

Branch County Community Chorus

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 27 East Chicago St.

Coldwater, MI

December 13

TBA

Cereal City Concert Band with Charlotte Community Band

Fall Concert

Pennfield High School

Auditorium

December 14

3:00 pm

Community Music School/

KCC Concert Band

Christmas Concert

Music Center of  South Central Michigan

December 14

2:30 pm

Choral Event: KCC Choral Union

George Frideric Handel / Messiah

Monroe Chorale and Orchestra

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse Cathedral 610 W. Elm Ave.

Monroe, MI  48162

For tickets call:

734-241-3660

January 2015

January 17

2:00-6:00 pm

Auditions for Pirates of Penzance www.kellogg.edu/performart

Binda Performing Arts Center

Call 269-565-7859 for additional information

February 2015

February 22

3:00 pm

Guest Artist Recital

Dr. Wendy Chu, pianist

Yu-Hsuan, pianist

Binda Performing Arts Center

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

February 22

TBA

KCC Jazz Band

Touring Event

Elmhurst Jazz Festival Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois

February 27

TBA

Cereal  City Concert Band With Albion College Symphonic Band

Goodrich Chapel Albion College

Albion, Michigan

March 2015

March 1

3:00 pm

Faculty Artist Recital Katharine Cary, pianist

Binda Performing Arts Center

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

March 7

TBA

Cereal City Concert Band

Bands on the Grand

Touring Event

Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 20, 21, 22, 2728, 29

7:30 pm

Sundays

3:00 pm

KCC Musical Theatre Production

The Pirates of Penzance

Binda Performing Arts Center

$5 staff, seniors and students

$10 general public

Binda Theatre Rededication

Concert Event

April 2015

April 11

7:30 pm

KCC Choirs present

Missa in Agustiis (The Lord Nelson Mass) by F.J. Haydn

First Presbyterian Church 52 Marshall St. Coldwater, MI

Admission: freewill donation

April 12

3:00 pm

KCC Choirs present

Missa in Agustiis (The Lord Nelson Mass) by F.J. Haydn

First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek

111 Capital Ave. NE Battle Creek, MI

Admission: freewill donation

April 13

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band

Concert

The Battle Creek VA Medical Center

April 21

7:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band Spring concert

Binda Performing Arts Center

April 25

TBA

KCC Jazz Band

Touring Event

Thornapple Jazz Festival

Hastings, MI

 

April 27

4:30 pm

KCC Jazz Band

KCC Student Center

Main campus

May 2015

May 2

TBA

Cereal City Concert Band

Spring concert

Binda Performing Arts Center

May 3

3:00 pm

Faculty Artist Recital

“If it Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix it” part two

Binda Performing Arts Center

May 6

1:00 pm

Student Recital

Binda Performing Arts Center

May 17

3:00 pm

Community Music School/KCC Concert

Band

KCC Jazz Band

“And All That Jazz”

Binda Performing Arts Center