Lee Children’s Chorale And Youth Ensemble Begin New Semester

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Lee University Children's Chorale will have registration and auditions each Tuesday in January from 5-5:30 p.m. in the Curtsinger Music Building, room 200. No appointment is necessary to audition.  

Lee University Children's Chorale is a community choir, established in 1996 to provide supplemental singing experiences for children grades 1–12. 

Focusing on vocal development, musical training, and performance, the enrichment program is directed by Joy Gibbons.

Ms. Gibbons has over 25 years of experience as a music educator in the private sector.  She has served as pianist, organist and choir director at churches in the Atlanta and Chattanooga areas. Most recently, she was the director of choral music at Hilger Higher Learning as well as the founder of C.H.I.M.E. (Chattanooga Homeschoolers in Music Education) and currently serves as music director of First Lutheran Church in Chattanooga. 

“The greatest reward of my many years in music education is the privilege of encouraging hundreds of students to love music for a lifetime,” said Ms. Gibbons.  

Ms. Gibbons asks that students in grades 4-12 be prepared to sing a familiar song of their choice at the auditions. Children grades 1-3 are not required to audition.

Rehearsals are held each Tuesday evening. Grades 1-3 meet from 5:30–6:15 p.m. and are directed by Victoria Betts.  Grades 4-6 meet from 5:30–7 p.m. and Grades 7-12 meet from 7:30–9 p.m., directed by Ms. Gibbons.

Tuition for the semester is $100 per student with discounts available for families with multiple students.  

For more information, call the Lee University School of Music at 614-8240, or email Gibbons at childrenschorale@leeuniversity.edu. Join us on Facebook at Lee University Children’s Chorale.


Early Peoples Cultural Revelation Masks Painted At Northgate Library

Children representing home schools Allen Elementary, Hixson Elementary, Chattanooga State, and East Hamilton County enjoyed making Native American cultural masks on Saturday with local artist Larry Bullington of The Masters Studio at Northgate Library. Early Peoples Cultural Revelation with Masks project will serve 300 children who have researched various early peoples around ... (click for more)

Upcoming Events At Southern Include Visit By Shaunti Feldhahn

Here are upcoming visits at Southern Adventist University: Southern Adventist University will host speaker Shaunti Feldhahn on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Iles PE Center and 7:30 p.m. in Thatcher Chapel.  Ms. Feldhahn, a social researcher and best-selling author, will speak on “Being Life-Ready” and share her knowledge about relationships, both at home and in the workplace. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gets Bursts Of Snow, But Little Accumulation Expected

Chattanooga got some bursts of snow on Monday night, but little accumulation was expected. However, the Marion County Schools were called off for Tuesday due to the weather. Here is the latest forecast: A DUSTING OF LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT... TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO TUMBLE AS COLD AIR MOVED INTO THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL ... (click for more)

Body Found On South Highland Park Avenue

The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the death of a white woman, found at 2106 S.   Highland Park Ave.  The person’s identity and cause of death are unknown at this time. Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call  423 698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available. (click for more)

We Need The Chattanooga History Center

Having been on several of Dr. Daryl Black's walking tours, I can say that they weren't just informative, but a treat. The downtown, Fort Wood and Ninth Street of yesteryear were brought dramatically to life. We stood on the ground where Sherman had his headquarters (near the Ice Cream Show) and the corner where Bessie Smith sang as a young girl. And we also stood beneath the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Big (Un)Easy: Mardi Gras

Not since Hurricane Katrina has New Orleans had a bigger problem. When over a million visitors flood the city for the annual Mardi Gras bash over the next three weeks, there will be signs all around town and into the French Quarter that blare, “CAUTION: Walk In Large Groups. We (heart symbol) love NOPD. We Just Need More Of Them.” In other words, it appears things are quite unsettled ... (click for more)