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Messiah College presents the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with special guests the New York Voices

October 26th, 2015

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 26, 2015) — The Messiah College School of the Arts presents the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with special guests the New York Voices Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Admission is $20, and $10 for a student ticket with ID. To obtain a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or For more information, contact Brittany Taylor at   

About the Count Basie Orchresta

William ‘Count’ Basie started The Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri. The phenomenon born in 1935 is still going strong 80 years later with tours that take them all over the world. Under the direction of 22-year veteran Scotty Barnhart (trumpet), the orchestra consists of 31-year member Clarence Banks (trombone, hired by Count Basie), 28-year member Mike Williams (lead trumpet) and several members with five to 20 years of continuous service. The orchestra continues the excellent standards set by Count Basie in swinging and shouting the blues with precision and swing… and is still the “most explosive force in jazz!”

About the New York Voices

This critically acclaimed vocal group recently had their 25th anniversary in 2013 and has refined their musical story to a high art. Composed of Peter Eldridge, Darmon Meader, Kim Nazariah and Lauren Kinhan, they are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. New York Voices was featured on the recording “Live at Manchester Craftsmen Guild” with the Count Basie Orchestra, which won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble.

About Messiah College

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.

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