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Jazz orchestra and choir to perform at Eastern Nazarene College

RSS FeedQuincy, MA April 24, 2008 - The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will present a concert of sacred music by Duke Ellington and others at Eastern Nazarene College at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. The show will be held at Wollaston Church of the Nazarene located on the campus of ENC. The concert will feature the Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union, a 50-voice choir. Admission is free.

Aardvark will perform Duke Ellington’s Come Sunday, using the arrangement as played in Ellington’s First Sacred Concert (1965), and the choir will perform a rarely heard choral setting of the same piece, also arranged by Ellington. They will also be playing music from Duke Pearson’s and Edward Bonnemere.

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Since 1973, The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra has garnered consistent critical acclaim for its exhilarating and eclectic performances spanning the jazz spectrum, from original compositions by their award-winning director Mark Harvey to the music of jazz greats and other American masters, to performances with film, dance, and poetry.

Harvey, also the band’s founder, has received awards from ASCAP, the National Endowment, and Meet-the-Composer-Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program; teaches jazz studies at MIT; and is an ordained minister.

The Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union, directed by Dr. Delvyn Case is composed of 50 students and community members.  Dr. Case’s chamber opera "The Prioress’s Tale", which premiered in 2008, garnered feature articles in The Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger.

More information may be found at, www.aardvarkjazz.com, www.delvyncase.com, www.musica-eclectica.org, www.enc.edu, and 617-745-3715.