MHCC Holds ‘First Thursday’ Music Series

Posted: October 18, 2013

For the third straight year, Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will hold First Thursday, a free music series, to celebrate the student body’s rich cultural heritage.

All First Thursday performances are noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Union on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The public is welcome to attend. Parking is free on all campuses, no permit required.

Nov. 7: Rebecca Kilgore with Dave Frishberg
These two internationally-recognized talents continue to contribute to the jazz tradition. Kilgore is a leading vocalist and song stylist who interprets the jazz songbook and performs around the world. Musician/composer Frishberg’s career encompasses writing and recording songs that have become part of the American songbook. For more information: and

Dec. 4 and 5: Scrooge Lives with Music by Sam Kaweesi
As part of the annual Scrooge Lives holiday sale, MHCC international student Sam Kaweesi will perform solo acoustic piano.

Following Kaweesi’s performance on Dec. 4, two other groups will take the stage: The MHCC Symphonic Choir and the MHCC Chamber Choir. Both are auditioned, for-credit choirs that are open to all students and employees at MHCC.  Their programs consist of 20th century music, including gospel, spirituals, songs about roses and music by Billy Joel and U2

Other First Thursday performances will be announced at a later date.

For more information, media professionals may contact the Office of College Advancement at 503-491-7204 or

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