The State Fair Community College Music Arts program will celebrate Music in Our Schools month in March by presenting its spring concerts at 7:30 p.m. March 5-6 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.

The students who participate in music arts represent various academic majors from agriculture and health sciences to music and liberal arts. They come from communities throughout Missouri and affirm the contributions music brings to a college education.

The program will feature the SFCC Chamber Choir, Jazz Choir and Jazz Runners jazz band performing music from a variety of eras in a variety of styles.

Choral selections will include jazz standards such as “Stormy Weather” by Harold Arlen, “Alright, Okay, You Win” by Sid Wyche and Mayme Watts as well as choral classics such as the Renaissance motet “Sicut Cervus” by Palestrina, the spiritual “Wade in the Water,” and Carl Orff’s epic “O Fortuna” from his masterpiece Carmina Burana.

Instrumental selections will feature the jazz band’s interpretation of a number of songs including Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Louis Prima’s classic “Sing, Sing, Sing” and the classic hit “Black Magic Woman."

The choirs are under the direction of Ron Sayer, Music Arts program coordinator and instructor, and the jazz band is under the direction of Britt Faaborg, adjunct instructor. Gwen Kappelman will accompany the choirs.

Tickets are $6 for the public; groups of 10 or more are half price. For more information or to buy tickets, go to  or 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.


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