The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir will begin its 15th anniversary season with a concert at the North River Civic Center on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., as part of the Sunset Concert Series. The program will feature a number of new works including two pieces by contemporary Japanese composers and the U.S. premiere of a 2012 work by a British composer.
Jay Craven, who founded the ensemble 15 years ago, will solo on the 1962 hit Stranger on the Shore by Aker Bilk. Mr. Craven and Chattanooga Clarinet Choir concertmaster and artistic director Nick Hartline will do their impersonations of Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman playing a transcription of the Bach Double Violin Concerto (Vivace).
The program will also include works by Gustav Holst, Dvorak, and the St. Louis Blues by W. C. Handy.
The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir is conducted by Robert Dugan. It is an all volunteer community ensemble composed of professional, amateur, and student musicians who share their love of music with the greater Chattanooga community. The ensemble plays a variety of music styles from its library of 165 works.