Tennessee Chamber Chorus Concerts To Be Performed June 3 And 4

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Tennessee Chamber Chorus will perform Atlantic Crossings, a concert of choral music from both the United Kingdom and the United States on Monday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Cleveland) and Tuesday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church (Signal Mountain). The Signal Mountain concert marks the chorus’ Chattanooga area debut.

The Tennessee Chamber Chorus is a new professional chorus comprised of 18 highly-skilled musicians, based in east Tennessee, drawing professional singers from the local area as well as Canada, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.

This concert Atlantic Crossings will feature music of both the United Kingdom and the United States. The chorus will perform James Whitbourn's Son of God Mass for SATB choir, organ, and soprano saxophone, featuring Mary Beth Wickes on organ and Alan Wyatt on soprano saxophone. Works by William Billings, Alice Parker, Adolphus Hailstork will be performed on the second half of the concert, namely familiar settings of early American folk hymns and African-American spirituals. The singers will feature an interesting "Atlantic Crossing" in the performance of MLK, a lullaby written by Irish band U2 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., arranged by British composer Bob Chilcott.

The inaugural concert, When Old Becomes New: Christmas Through the Ages was performed in December 2012 to a full house at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

This program will be lead by Cameron F. LaBarr, artistic director and conductor. Mary Beth Wickes will accompany the chorus on organ. Singers include: Caitlin Hammon, Meg Granum, Carly Wingfield, Sara Snider-Schone, sopranos; Susan LaBarr, Kaylee Gallagher, Andrea Dismukes, Priscilla Wortman, altos; Dirk Johnson, Lee Rose, Harv Wileman, Blaine Tooley, tenors; and Chris Oglesby, Kevin Combs, Aaron Murphy, Jason Thoms, bass.

To purchase tickets, visit tennesseechamberchorus.org. Seating is limited. For further information, visit the website listed above or facebook.com/TennesseeChamberChorus.


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