UTC Master Chorale's Summer Concert Is June 19

Sunday, June 8, 2014

UTC’s Music Department and Master Chorale will present Master Chorale’s 2014 Summer Concert, directed by J. Kevin Ford, on June 19 at 7:30 p.m.  The performance will take place at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. and is presented free of charge. A voluntary collection will be taken to benefit the Glenn Draper Scholarship Fund for UTC Choral Students.

Master Chorale will perform “Deo Dieumus Gratias” (Thanks be to God), by Gottfried A. Homilius, “Schnitter Tod” by Johannes Brahms, and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Verleih uns Freden.” Haydn’s “Timete Dominum” will be conducted by Kevin Moore, and will feature Gabriel Haston, Jennifer Allen, Bob Sauser and Perry Ward. Mendelssohn’s “Hear My Prayer and O For the Wings of a Dove” will be conducted by Blaine Tooley, and will feature Laura Marshall. In addition, a set of flower songs will include Eric Whitacre’s “I Hide Myself,” and Benjamin Britten’s “The Evening Primrose”. Eleanor Daley’s “In Remembrance”, Urmas Sisask’s “Benedictio,” and two works by Ethan McGrath, “I will lift mine eyes” and “Peace upon Israel” will also be performed. 

Master Chorale is a volunteer group comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as singers from the Chattanooga, Dalton and Sewanee communities. UTC graduate student conductors this summer are Kevin Moore, choral director at Ringgold High School, and Blaine Tooley, director of Music and Worship at Hixson United Methodist Church. 

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 contact the UTC Music Department office at 425-4601 or visit http://www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php



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