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


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