Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College will be hosting the annual Winter Concert on Sunday, November 23rd at 3 p.m. The band, orchestra, choir and Fortté will be performing.
The FSCC choir and orchestra are under the direction of Dr. Greg Turner. The orchestra plans an arrangement of holiday film music with “Christmas at the Movies” followed by “It’s Christmastime,” “O Holy Night,” “An Old World Christmas” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
The choir will be singing holiday numbers “Christmas on Broadway;” Harry Simeone’s “Do You Hear What I Hear;” and “Look Into the Christmas Sky.” The latter part of the show will feature the Spanish Renaissance with Thomás de Luis Victoria’s “Magi Viderunt Stellam;” then an arrangement of Nathaniel Dett’s African-American spiritual “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow;” and end with Mendelssohn’s “There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth.”
Fresh off the fall’s marching band season, the band will play a compilation of holiday favorites with “Swing the Songs ofChristmas.” A sing-along is also planned with other pieces still to be determined.
Band Director and Fortté advsior, Michael Dzbenski, said, “Fortté is our new a cappella group. The Winter Concert isn’t our first concert, but it will be a fine debut for folks in the community that haven’t gotten to hear us sing.”
Fortté will sing classic carols including God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Silent Night. Other selections are still in the works, but a favorite 50’s holiday standard was much discussed.
The concert is free to the public.