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Dream of a white Christmas with TCC Chorale and Blue Moon Jazz

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! Cheers from Tidewater Community College’s chorus and jazz ensembles. Two holiday concerts are on tap this holiday season.

TCC Chorale presents “Music for a Holiday Concert” on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., at the Roper Performing Arts Center. The free concert features renditions of holiday favorites, including “Joy to the World,” “White Christmas” and “Winter’s Song.”

TCC Chorale offers the same concert at Trinity Episcopal Church at 500 Court St., in Olde Towne Portsmouth on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the Olde Towne Merchants Holiday Open House. If you get there early, stop by the opening reception of TCC’s 48th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at 6 p.m. A sale of student work will also take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the VAC.

Members of TCC's Blue Moon Jazz ensemble perform on stage
TCC’s Blue Moon Jazz ensemble plays jazz
favorites at its holiday concert.

TCC Chorale is directed by David Warren, instructor of music, also the inaugural recipient of the George B. Vaughn Award for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty by the Virginia Community College System.

TCC’s Blue Moon Jazz ensemble will play jazz favorites at its own holiday concert on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Roper Center.  Music selections include favorites such as “New York, New York,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Let it Snow.”

Blue Moon Jazz is directed by Mark Denison, program head for TCC’s Department of Music. The group includes nine musicians playing everything from piano to trumpet and tenor sax.