UTC Chattanooga Singers And Chamber Singers Fall Concert Is Nov. 15

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The UTC Music Department is pleased to present the Chattanooga Singers and Chamber Singers Fall Concert, directed by Kevin Ford. The concert will take place at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. 7th St., Chattanooga, on Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the general public. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Glenn Draper Choral Scholarship at UTC. 

Chattanooga Singers will perform Louis Vierne’s “Solemn Mass, Opus 16”, and Blake R. Henson’s “My Flight for Heaven” both of which will conducted by Kevin Ford. They will also sing Joseph Flummerfelt’s “Danny Boy”, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Sweet Day”, and “Tambur”, an Old Hungarian Dancing Song from J. Paix’ Organ Book as arranged by Lajos Bárdos, which will be conducted by graduate assistant conductor Julie Drexler.

The Chamber Singers will be performing a selection of Scandinavian and sacred pieces, including: “Pingst” by Oskar Lindberg, “Aftonen” by Hugo Alfven, “A Hymn to the Virgin” by Benjamin Britten, “O Sacrum Convivium” by Vytautas Miškinis, “Jubilate Deo” by Ko Matsushita, and “Agnus Dei” (Transcribed from “Adagio for Strings, Opus 11”) by Samuel Barber.

Keith Reas was appointed the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 2009. Prior to that, he held similar positions at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., and in Phoenix, AZ, Rochester, NY and Richland, WA. He served as interim and acting artistic director for the Alexandria Choral Society (VA) from 2001-2004, and from 2006–2009 led the Women’s Chorus at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in addition to serving as artistic director for the 2010-2011 season for Choral Arts Of Chattanooga. Hailed “an organists’ organist” (Tucson Daily Star) he has enjoyed an active career as organist, accompanist, and conductor.

J. Kevin Ford is in his tenth year as director of Choral Activities at UTC. Previously Dr. Ford has taught and conducted at the high school and middle school level in Rossville, Georgia and has taught and conducted at The State University of New York at Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, as well as Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Music Education at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been a guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the southeast, New York, and Canada.

If you require further information regarding this or any other UTC Music Dept. performance, call the music office at 423 425-4601 or, see the Music Department website at http://www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php.



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