UTC's Music Department Holding Auditions For Master Chorale

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Requirements are a love of and commitment to singing, consistent attendance at rehearsals and performances, and a willingness to work toward a performance of the highest quality possible. All voices are welcome, but basses are desired. To make an appointment for an audition, please call 423-425-4612 or 423-425-5243.

 

Rehearsals for Master Chorale will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 13 – June 17 at 7 p.m.  The first two weeks of rehearsals will take place at Cadek Hall, Room 310, 725 Oak St.

, after which they will be moved to Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St.  The Concert Performance will take place at Second Presbyterian Church, on June 19 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Master Chorale is a volunteer choral group comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as talented singers from the Chattanooga, Dalton and Sewanee communities. This chorus provides Chattanooga area singers and UTC music graduates with an advanced ensemble to participate in during the summer months when most of the civic choruses are taking time off. The choir usually focuses on one major work with organ and other smaller works depending on the year. Admission is open to any student through audition and normal registration process. However, admission is also open to any interested community singer with no registration necessary, just an audition.

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 additional information please call the Choral Office at 423-425-4612



Street Closures Announced For Saturday

Chattanooga Women's March : The following closures will take place from  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday:  River Street between both Coolidge and Renaissance Parks, southbound Market Street from Frazier Avenue across the bridge to West 4th Street, West Aquarium Way between Market Street and Broad Street, West 3rd Street between Market Street and Broad Street, ... (click for more)

Cranfield Rowell: At Least The Winter Olympics Help Us Improve Our Geography

In a little less than a month, the Winter Olympics will be back on our televisions. Considering that NBC has been going strong recently with shows such as ‘This is Us’, ‘The Blacklist’, and ‘The Voice’ I was shocked to discover they renewed the Winter Olympics for another season. The last one was four years ago. It was a good season, but hardly good compared to previous seasons. ... (click for more)

City Council Considering New 2-Year $600,000 Contract With Father To The Fatherless

The City Council is considering whether to approve a new two-year contract of up to $600,000 with Father to the Fatherless for the Violence Reduction Initiative. Council members had a number of questions during a lengthy hearing on Tuesday afternoon, but Police Chief David Roddy said the program has helped bring a 35 percent reduction in gun-related shootings and a 16 percent ... (click for more)

168 In Homeless Cold Weather Shelters; Afternoon City Court Operating; Cleveland Offices Open At Noon

The Salvation Army is at capacity with its cold weather shelter at 60 and the Community Kitchen has 108 so far in the cold weather shelter, officials said Tuesday night.  Kimberly George said, "This is the most the two of us have had so far." She added, "More are at the Chattanooga Rescue Mission too."  Lows are not set to reach above freezing in Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for stepping-out.  Thank you for your lasting voice to what it's all about. Thank you, Dr. King for  stepping up and also showing-up, ...when decisions were being made and  your refusal  to shut-up.  We find your fingerprints on both directions and toward progress.  your modeling, mentoring,  and reactions helps ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Once In A Blue…

On August 21st this past summer, four black women were walking down the street in Dayton, Tn., when a white man asked from his porch, “Are you ladies here to see the eclipse?” Told that yes, they most certainly were, the gentleman pointed to his back deck and another white couple and said, “If you don’t have plans, would you care to sit with us?” The ladies were delighted and ... (click for more)