Civic chorus schedules winter concert

JACKSON — The Jackson Civic Chorus will present its Winter 2003 Concert, "A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement," on Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Jackson United Methodist Church, 68 Bennetts Mills Road.

Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and students. For more information call Kelly, (732) 367-2671, or Cyndy, (732) 905-1287.

Chorus selections will include texts by Martin Luther King Jr. and popular civil rights and peace movement songs such as "We Shall Overcome," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "If I Had a Hammer."

The concert will feature guest instrumental performances by recipients of the "2002 Jackson Young Musicians Schol-arship Award" and solos and duets by chorus members.

The Jackson Civic Chorus, sponsored by the Jackson Council for the Arts, is a community chorus comprised of residents of Jackson and surrounding communities.

According to a press release, artistic director and chorus conductor Michele Kalman brings a rich performance and educational background to the Jackson community.

She received her master’s degree in choral conducting and music education from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton. She was a member of the world-renowned Westminster Choir. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree in vocal performance/music education with a conducting minor from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.