The annual fall concerts from the State Fair Community College Music Arts program will take place in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus this weekend.

"We'll feature our college chamber choir, our Jazz choir, and our Jazz band," said Ron Sayer, Music Arts Coordinator at State Fair Community College "Students have been hard at work this semester. I think it's going to be an outstanding concert."

The choirs’ song selection ranges from the 17th century “Missa Brevis in F” to Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek” and Jake Runestad’s contemporary composition “Let My Love Be Heard.” The jazz band will perform arrangements of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s hit “Hey Jude” and Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man” among other selections.

"Every year when this process begins again we have a new crop of faces," said Sayer. "We're bringing the new people into the band and into the choirs and that takes a little bit of time to get everybody working together as a team. The group we have this year, the students, are fantastic. I think it's going to be one of the best concerts we've had here at State Fair Community College."

The choirs are under the direction of Sayer, and the jazz band is under the direction of Dr. Kelsey Shields, adjunct instructor of music. Gwen Kappelman, music staff, accompanies the choirs.

The concerts are at 7:30 p.m. on October 19 and October 20. Tickets are $6 for the public; groups of 10 or more are half price. For more information or to buy tickets, go to, email or call the SFCC Box Office at (660) 530-5814 Monday through Friday. The Box Office will open two hours prior to the performances, so tickets may be purchased at the door. Wheelchair seating is available upon request.

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