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Spirit and Soul: A Celebration of Black Performance Styles

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by marketingworkstudy No Comments

Spirit and Soul photoThe Basilica of Saint Mary and Minneapolis Community and Technical College present Spirit and Soul, A Celebration of Black Performance Styles. This evening of dance, song, and poetry will bring to you performance styles of the Caribbean, West Africa, Brazil, and the United States. The night will be a festive exploration of how elements of African musical traditions transformed, or blended, with European music, catalyzing new forms of expression from capoeira to rock and roll.

When: Friday April 17, 7–9 p.m.

Where: Basilica of Saint Mary
1600 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

This event is FREE and open to the public! Parking is also free in the MCTC ramp. For more information, contact Sandy Jacobson at or 612-659-6316.

Artwork for this event was created by MCTC student Edward Johnson, featured in this fall 2014 City College News story.

MCTC Choirs Present a Spring Choral Concert Friday, May 2

Posted on: March 29th, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

2014 Spring Choral ConcertThe Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Music department will will continue its tradition of high-quality spring performances on May 2 with its Spring Choral Concert featuring the MCTC Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble

The concert, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly and accompanied by Christopher Wolter, will feature the choirs’ characteristic blend of European art music with folk and traditional music from across the globe. Pieces include compositions and arrangements by William Billings, Juan-Tony Guzman, Brian Tate and Kevin Siegfried. Joining the choirs will be guest percussionists Thomas Reimer and Ricardo Bennett.

A reception in the Fine Arts lobby will immediately follow the concert. Light refreshments will be served, and children are welcome. Admission to this concert is free, but the choirs ask that you bring a non-perishable food item, which will benefit MCTC students in need.

  • Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College Whitney Fine Arts Theater
  • 1424 Yale Place, Minneapolis
  • Free admission. A non-perishable food shelf donation is suggested.

For more information, contact Liz Pauly at 612-200-5278

Chamber and Jazz Ensembles of MCTC present: Musical Equinox

Posted on: November 24th, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

The instrumental ensembles of MCTC will present their fall concert, Musical Equinox at the Whitney Fine Arts Theatre on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature Tadd Dameron’s “Hot House” as arranged by Eric Richards and “Pick up the Pieces” made famous by the Average White Band. The Chamber Ensemble will perform folk songs from China, works by Schubert, Gershwin and others. The concert is free and open to the public. Children are welcomed!

Contact Yolanda Williams with questions at