Innovation spring concert set for April 25

Innovation, Jackson State Community College’s choral ensemble, will perform at its spring concert on Thursday, April 25. The free community concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the McWherter Center’s Ayers Auditorium on the college’s main campus.

The ensemble will be performing a Les Miserables medley, African folk music, and vocal jazz.

Innovation performs winter and spring concerts on the JSCC campus every year, but their performances around the community are quite extensive throughout the year. There are typically 6 to 12 performances a semester through Jackson and West Tennessee. Innovation has performed at the National Music Educator’s Conference, the Keynote Arts Collegiate Show Choir Invitational and in Carnegie Hall with the National Honor Choir.

Jackson State’s Innovation Ensemble is a diverse group of singers from across West Tennessee. They perform frequently for community events and have a repertoire ranging from traditional choral music and anthems to Motown, vocal jazz, and doo-wop.

Membership to the ensemble is granted through a competitive audition selection process. Once accepted, Innovation members receive a full scholarship to JSCC minus fees and up to $300 for books based on the number of credit hours taken.

Anyone interested in auditioning for Innovation should contact Esther Gray Lemus, director. Call 731-695-6280 or email to set up an appointment to audition.