UTC Chamber Singers And Chattanooga Singers Have Spring Concert April 7

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
UTC Chattanooga Singers
UTC Chattanooga Singers

The UTC Music Department will present the Chattanooga Singers and Chamber Singers Spring Concert, directed by Kevin Ford, in concert at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., on Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Both groups will be performing a selection of sacred and secular pieces. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Singers will open the concert with “O Clap Your Hands” by M. Thomas Cousins, followed by “Angele Dei” by Susan LaBarr, and Two Poems of Amy Carmichael, entitled “Put Forth By the Moon” and “Heart’s-Edge” written and conducted by Ethan McGrath. These will be followed by “I Don’ Feel No Ways Tired” as arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs, and “Ezekiel Saw De Wheel” as arranged by William L. Dawson. Both “O Clap Your Hands” and “I Don’ Feel No Ways Tired” will be conducted by graduate assistant conductor Blaine Tooley. 

The Chattanooga Singers will be performing “Universi, Qui Te Exspectant” by Johann Michael Haydn, “Ubi Caritas” by Ola Gjeilo, “Lamentations of Jeremiah” by Z. Randall Stroope, “How Can I Keep From Singing” by Robert Lowry, “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Allen Pote, and “Y’Susum Midbar” (The Desert Shall Be Glad) by D. Zahavi, and “Uri Tsiyon” (Awake, O Zion) by Moshe Wilensky.  Elizabeth Lawrensen will be conducting “How Can I Keep From Singing” and “The Lord is My Shepherd”, while Blaine Tooley will conduct “Universi, Qui Te Exspectant”, “Lamentations of Jeremiah”, and “Y’Susum Midbar”. Michael Pagan is the percussionist on “Uri Tsiyon”.

Dr. 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 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.

For more information call the UTC Music office at 425-4601 or visit http://utc.edu/music


UTC Chamber Singers
UTC Chamber Singers


The Crystal Method Brings Tour To Chattanooga Oct. 6

Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-certified electronic dance music innovator The Crystal Method (Scott Kirkland) is returning to the road this fall, and making a stop in Chattanooga Oct. 6 at the TenGIG festival. Review for The Crystal Method:  Known for enigmatic, enthralling and engaging DJ sets, The Crystal Method is sure to put on an unparalleled performance that ... (click for more)

Luthi To Play At Chatt River Rocks Oct. 20

Nashville-based Luthi will be performing at Chatt River Rocks on Friday, Oct. 20.  Review for Luthi:  Luthi has found themselves, their sound, and their sense of belonging with their newest single, “Everybody”.  Playing hard on a host of influences, from Curtis Mayfield to LCD Soundsystem, the band weaves its way through layers of sound and space while never ... (click for more)

Lone Survivor Of Lookout Valley Massacre Says He Is 100% Sure Morse Was One Of Shooters; Detective Tells Of Retrieving Guns

The lone survivor of a massacre at a Lookout Valley trailer park on April 9, 2014, testified Wednesday that he is 100 percent sure that Derek Morse was one of the two shooters. Matthew Callam said he was thrown off initially by the fact that Morse had facial hair at the time, but he said when he was shown a recent photo of Morse soon after the incident "it was like I was looking ... (click for more)

3 Firefighters Carry Unresponsive Woman From Burning Lookout Valley Home

Three Chattanooga firefighters early Wednesday morning carried an unresponsive woman from a burning house in Lookout Valley.   At  3:08  a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 111 Centro Ave.The 911 dispatchers told the responding firefighters that someone may be trapped inside. Upon arrival, the firefighters observed smoke and flames coming ... (click for more)

Send All Ed Johnson Donations To The Greater Chattanooga Community Foundation

To all concerned, I believe there was mistake printed in a recent article stating to send donations to me at the school. I would ask that all donations be sent to the Greater Chattanooga Community Foundation to the attention of the Ed Johnson Memorial. This project is in no way affiliated with HCDE schools. All funds are housed there and are tax deductible. Mr. Savage ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: McQueen & Her TVAAS

If I am reading my Ouija Board right, I suspect the Hamilton County School Board will vote to allow a controversial “partnership” to be formed with the state Board of Education tonight at its monthly meeting. State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has said she will demand the one-sided partnership to take over the operation of five at-risk schools in Hamilton County and, if ... (click for more)