CAC’s Spring Choral & Handbell Concert set for Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Pence

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – The Central Arizona College Choral & Handbell Concert will take place Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts. 

The annual spring concert will feature the CAC Community, College, Jazz and Handbell choirs. 

The choral portion of the program will feature a variety of selections, including jazz, pop, classical, contemporary and multicultural music. Also featured will be CAC’s Outstanding Choral Student of the Year Aeisha Lankster, as well as Anthony Felix, who recently earned Outstanding Vocal Performance honors at the Reno Jazz Festival. The CAC Jazz Choir received an “excellent” rating at that festival. 

Selections played by the Handbell Choir include Towers by Cathy Moklebust, an original composition based on a basic change ringing pattern called "plain hunt." 

Change ringing,” Diane Rubio, the handbell choir’s director, explained “is the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called changes. It differs from many other forms of ringing in that no attempt is made to produce a conventional melody.” 

Also included in the handbell selection are: 

  • Groove in G by Greg Underwood
  • MIST by Chip Davis, transcribed by John Q. Adams, video by Dennis Freyermuth and Sunburst Video, based on the poem I Am A Raindrop by Bob Fries
  • Cole Porter Gold by Cole Porter, arranged by Doug Wagner

-          Night and Day

-          Begin the Beguine

-          Just One of Those Things

-          Anything Goes 

Tickets for the concert are $5 and available for purchase online at A limited number of tickets may be available at the door; however, due to the popularity of the Pence Center, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Central Arizona College students are admitted at no cost with a valid CAC ID. All guests must have a ticket to enter the concert. 

The newly-renovated Pence Center is located on the Signal Peak Campus at 8470 N. Overfield Road between the cities of Coolidge and Casa Grande just east of Interstate 10. 

For more information, please call 520-477-SHOW or visits
Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814