10/16/2013 4:15:00 PM JCHS choirs, orchestra in concert
Fans of music will be treated in the next few days to a double dose of Jennings County High School's talents, as the school's choir and orchestras are both putting their best forward in the coming week. The JCHS Choir will be gracing listeners with their Fall Choir Concert at 7 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Pelkey Auditorium. Fans of instrumental music will also be pleased with the JCHS autumnal string and chamber orchestra concerts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, also at the Pelkey Auditorium. Eric Jarboe, director of the orchestras, is especially excited for the upcoming performance. His daughter, Brittany Jarboe Jennings, will be the special guest performer at the event. Jarboe said his daughter plans to perform two songs with each orchestra, and then perform a solo of Bach's "Prelude on Unaccompanied Cello" for the audience. After an intermission, the Jarboe and his daughter will perform several duets together in what he promises will have some "fast and furious moments" of a cello and hammer dulcimer pairing. Both the chamber orchestra and string orchestra will perform three songs each, with "America the Beautiful" and "Stairway to Heaven" both being on the bill. "We are excited to offer a wide variety of music for the crowd, and I know the kids are all very excited," Jarboe said. Of his daughter's appearance, Jarboe said his pride is two-fold. "Not only is it nice as a father, but also as her former director who gets to see a former student go on to study and make music her life," he said. "That is very rewarding." Brittany Jarboe Jennings graduated from JCHS in 2004 and went on to earn two bachelor degrees, one in art and one in music. She now resides in Louisville with her husband Darren, where she works as a freelance artist and cellist. Both the choir and orchestra performances are open to the public, with admission for adults at $5 and students at $3.