BCC’s vocal jazz ensemble readies ‘homecoming’ concert

Celebration!, Bellevue Community College’s nationally-honored vocal jazz ensemble, has been pleasing audiences for 35 years. Now, they extend an invitation to all Celebration! alumni and the entire community to help celebrate this milestone at the ensemble’s spring vocal jazz concert on Friday, May 30.

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00am
  • Life

Celebration!, Bellevue Community College’s nationally-honored vocal jazz ensemble, has been pleasing audiences for 35 years. Now, they extend an invitation to all Celebration! alumni and the entire community to help celebrate this milestone at the ensemble’s spring vocal jazz concert on Friday, May 30.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Carlson Theatre, located in the E Building on BCC’s main campus (3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue, at the intersection of S.E. 28th St. and 148th Ave. S.E.).

Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. For further information or tickets, please call Lyneen Patnoe at 425-564-3114.

In the past five years alone, the 17-member Celebration! jazz choir has won first place four times in the College Vocal and Jazz Combo divisions at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the largest such event in the world. The choir also has won multiple first place awards at the University of Nevada Jazz Festival, and has frequently won competitions for the honor of performing at annual conferences of the National Jazz Educators Association (twice) and the International Association for Jazz Education (five times).

Celebration! is directed by BCC Music Department Chairman Thomas Almli.

More in Life

Newport High School drama presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Performance will run Jan. 12 through Jan. 20 in Bellevue.

Ruby and Ragnar available for adoption in Bellevue

Meet Ruby, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, who would love to be your… Continue reading

Bellevue’s Kindering celebrates the holidays

In 2016, Kindering reported helping more than 4,000 families

Bellevue community celebrates Snowflake Lane this holiday season

Produced and presented by The Bellevue Collection and the Kemper Freeman family,… Continue reading

International Ballet Theatre’s “Nutcracker” on through Dec. 22

Production of classic Christmas ballet is Eastside tradition

W Bellevue insider: 12 holiday tips

W Bellevue’s Insider, Julia Amodt, offers her top seasonal tips for those… Continue reading

First Santa photography business continues to capture his magic within the community

Arthur & Associates Holiday Photographers claims to be the first to take portraits of children with department store Santas.

Newport, Bellevue jazz bands to perform ‘The Nutcracker Suite’

For the first time ever, the jazz bands from Newport and Bellevue… Continue reading

Kirkland Holiday Art Market opens this week | The Eastside Scene

Kirkland Arts Center will be hosting a Holiday Art Market featuring local… Continue reading

Tabletop game enthusiasts to convene for OrcaCon in Bellevue

Hundreds of people have already signed up to participate in a geeky… Continue reading