UTC Music Department Presents Beat Hunger To Benefit Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Thursday, November 01, 2012

The UTC Music Department will present the UTC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Monte Coulter. The performance, which is to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., on Nov. 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is a $2 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, or two non-perishable food items.

“Beat Hunger” is so named because it is both a UTC Percussion Ensemble concert, and a benefit for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The annual program has become a Chattanooga tradition, and for many the beginning of the Christmas giving season, with all proceeds going to the hungry and homeless in the city.

Works on the upcoming “Beat Hunger” concert feature composers; David Gillingham, Sir Edward Elgar, Brett Dietz, David Mancini, and Donna Summer.  A special appearance of Chattanooga's own bucket band, “Funkabuckets” will again be a highlight of this year's concert. 

Admission to the concert is a $2 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, or two non-perishable food items.  The public is invited and all ages are welcome.

The UTC Percussion Ensemble is recognized throughout the southeast for innovative percussion programming, and audience-friendly performances. The group is made up of percussion students of Dr. Monte Coulter at UTC. They perform music on standard mallet and drum instruments, as well as the more exotic iron pipes, glassware, and quasi-drums made from “found objects”. The styles range from classical to pop music, and from chamber music for the percussion area to rock and roll arrangements.

Dr. Monte Coulter is the director of percussion studies at UTC. He is currently principal percussionist/assistant timpanist of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as a principal player in three of the four largest professional orchestras in Tennessee, as well as with the touring companies of Man of La Mancha (with Robert Goulet), Rich Little, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Bernadette Peters, Shari Lewis, Al Jarreau, Art Garfunkel, Randy Newman, and others.

For more information contact the UTC Music Department at 425-4601 or, see the Music Department website at http://utc.edu/music



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