Santa Ana, Calif. – Creating the “best anime soundtrack ever written,” the Santa Ana College Choir will perform “Anime Spectacular” on Saturday, November 18.
Conducted by Santa Ana College music professor and director of choral music Dr. Elliott Jones with arrangements by assistant music professor John Marr, this special event promises to be a concert to remember with the choir performing alongside a full rock band to help bring the music alive.
Jones and Marr mulled over hours of musical selections to develop an innovative choir concert with Sailor Moon, Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis-Evangelion, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Tontoro and Your Name being among the most well-known and popular anime that will be featured throughout the performance.
“We hope that you are going to love hearing this music as much as we love performing it,” said Marr.
Who: Santa Ana College’s Choir
What: The choir’s fall concert, “Anime Spectacular”
When: Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Ana College’s Phillips Hall, 17th and Bristol Street in Santa Ana
Tickets: $5 children, $8 students, $10 general, www.sac.edu/music/Events
Parking: Parking is available in Lot 6 off Bristol Street. A parking permit ($2) can be ''''''''''''''''''''''''purchased at one of two permit dispensers located in the lot.
About Dr. Elliott Jones and John Marr
Jones, the director of choral music at SAC, is an active composer. His piece, Under the Wide Starry Sky, written for a TTBB (Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Bass 1-Baritone, Bass 2) choir has been published by Walton Music. He conducts SAC’s three choral ensembles: Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and the Santa Ana Singers.
Marr is a composer, West-African/Latin percussionist, pianist, lecturer and anime neophyte. He is the leader/composer of the “alt-classical” ensemble, Brother Mallard and his works range from orchestral to electronic music using Vocaloids (voice synthesizer) and Utauloids (voices made for the UTAU program). He currently teaches Music Theory, Digital Music Production and World Music at SAC.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
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