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Music - Concert Band, Concert Choir, Ensembles

RCTC Music includes Band, Choir, and our show choir, the Aires. The band, choir, and Aires perform several concerts on and off campus each year. Director: Chuck Blattner, Chuck.Blattner@rctc.edu, 285-7576. RCTC Music also offers a variety of music classes for degree and non-degree seeking students alike. We also offer classes in Music Technology with state of the art music studios. To view classes, degree and program options, click on the following link. http://www.rctc.edu/program/music/

2015 Upcoming Music Events for Fall Semester:

Theater Latté Da and RCTC Drama Club Proudly Present:

"All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914"

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying each other's dead. In some places along the Western Front the truce lasted a single night and in others it endured until New Year’s Day. This dramatic re-telling weaves together firsthand accounts by thirty World War I soldiers and music including patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols. This moving ode to peace was created by Theater Latté Da’s acclaimed artistic director Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, produced in collaboration with Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Visit www.alliscalm.org to see a comprehensive guide for supplemental reading, buy an original cast recording, and more.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Hill Theatre on the University Center Rochester Campus

851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55901
One Night Only!

All Is Calm poster

$12.00 for Adults
$10.00 for Sr Citizens 65 and over, non-RCTC students. CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE.
RCTC Students receive one free ticket with valid student ID.

General Admission

We expect tickets to sell quickly, call now to reserve your tickets.
Box Office Hours: Monday--Friday, 8:30am--4:30pm*
*(and one hour prior to performance)
507-285-7200 for tickets and more information
SPECIAL NOTE: The RCTC Campus, including the Box Office will be closed November 26 through November 29 for Thanksgiving Break. Ticket sales will resume on Monday, November 30.

What Others Are Saying About "All Is Calm":

All is Calm—a theatrical concert—feeds our need for heroes, gives space to our dreams for human nobility, allows us to approach the enigma of Christmas and puzzle over the miracle that has stopped enemies from killing each other for one day.”
– Minneapolis Star Tribune

“It’s not only an outstanding piece of musical theater, but a brilliantly executed production that understands that its power comes from its simplicity.”
– St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Peter Rothstein, Erick Lichte and their charges have given us a great gift this season, reinvesting the words ‘Peace on Earth’ with their true meaning.”
– Minneapolis Star Tribune

All is Calm can transport audiences to parts of the heart rarely explored.”
-St. Paul Pioneer Press


RCTC World Drum Ensemble Performance

This performance is free and open to the public. It will feature a variety of drumming styles from West Africa, South America and more. You will be sure to enjoy driving rhythms that are guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance. The RCTC World Drum Ensemble is under the direction of Denny McGuire.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
College Center Cafeteria
Free and open to the Public


RCTC Christmas Concert

This annual concert is a popular favorite. It will feature the Concert Band, Concert Choir and the Aires and you can expect a wide variety of Christmas music, from the beloved old favorites to the contemporary, both sacred and secular. It is a visual delight as well, the very talented Mr Paul Skattum creates the most wonderful stage designs for us year after year. He transforms our theatre into a space full of color, charm and Christmas cheer. Some may say the real highlight of the concert though is the ice cream social during intermission. It is served in our dining room, located one floor directly over the Hill Theatre. Here you can indulge your sweet-tooth with build your own ice cream sundaes, cookies and beverages.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
December 9, 10, 11, 12, 2015

2015 Christmas Concert Poster

Tickets On Sale Monday, November 23**
$10.00 Adult
$8.00 Sr Citizens 65 and over, Children 12 and under, non-RCTC students

Cash or Check Only Please
RCTC students receive one free ticket with valid student ID
Reserved Seating
Box Office Hours: Monday--Friday, 8:30am--4:30pm*
* (and one hour prior to each performance)
**Because of the popularity of this concert, we will begin taking reservations starting at 8:00am on November 23
507-285-7200 for tickets and more information
SPECIAL NOTE: The Box Office will be closed during the Thanksgiving Break, November 26--29. Ticket sales will resume on Monday, November 30.


Digital Music Video Lights Concert
This performance is free and open to the public. It will feature original student video compositions set to music and lights. Join us and enjoy some truly creative, unique pieces by these talented students under the direction of Dr. Kevin Dobbe. this concert takes place over the lunch hour so enjoy this audio visual musical treat while you eat. Stay for part or all of the performance. Join us!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
3rd Floor College Center Cafeteria
Free and Open to the Public

If you wish to place your name on our mailing list to receive notice of all Music/Theatre events here at RCTC, call the ticket office at 507-285-7200

If you are a student who is interested in joining any of the performing ensembles such as Band, Choir or Aires, see director Chuck Blattner. You may contact him by e-mail: chuck.blattner@rctc.edu or voice mail: 507-285-7576. His office is located on the 1st floor in the College Center Building, Room #CC112.


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