Students in State Fair Community College’s Music Arts ensembles will present their spring Musical Retrospect at 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.

The students will showcase their talents in performance of material they have worked on throughout the year as well as new selections prepared for this concert.

SFCC Jazz Runners will perform a variety of musical styles from Big Band standards to Latin-flavored jazz selections. Featured selections include the classic charts “Birdland” and “A String of Pearls” as well as the contemporary “Conga.”

The Chamber Choir will perform a kaleidoscope of selections ranging from the subtle homage to a rose, “Dirait-on,” to the rhythmically driving Carl Orff selection “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana, and concluding with the Paul Simon classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The Jazz Choir will sing familiar standards from the golden age of jazz such as Cole Porter’s “It’s De-Lovely,” Ethel Water’s hit “Stormy Weather” and an original jazz chart titled “Doctor Doom.”

Directors are Britt Faaborg, adjunct instructor, and Ron Sayer, Music Arts program coordinator and instructor. The choirs are accompanied by Gwen Kappelman.

Tickets are $6 for the public and groups of 10 or more are half price. For more information or to buy tickets, go to to purchase online, call the SFCC box office at (660) 530-5814 or email from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performance time. Tickets also may be purchased at the door.

Wheelchair seating is available upon request one week prior to the concert. Admission is free to SFCC students and employees.

On May 2 at noon, students in Music Arts classes will present a free recital in Stauffacher Center, Room 67. Instrumental and vocal applied music students will present casual performances of works they have prepared for their coursework.

Recitals begin promptly at 12:01 p.m. and last 30 to 40 minutes.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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