On Stage

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April 21
Three choirs will come together on UTC’s Roland Hayes Concert Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. UTC’s Women’s Chorale and Men’s Chorus will be holding their annual spring concert, and will be joined by Dade County High School Choir. This event will take place at UTC’s Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St., and is open to the public. Admission is free. 

April 21
Wishbone Ash, with an introductory set by Mark Merriman, at Rhythm and Brews. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $20, available at www.Rhythm-Brews.com 

April 24
The CSO will present its premier of Igor Stravinsky’s monumental work The Rite of Spring, 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre.  Tickets are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org, or by calling 267-8583. 

April 24
The Pimps of Joytime with Opposite Box at Rhythm and Brews.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

April 24
David Benedict CD release show with Matt Flinner at Barking Legs Theater.  7;30 p.m.  Tickets available at the door.

April 24
Southern Adventist University's Symphony Orchestra, led by Laurie Redmer Minner, will present their final concert of the school year, 7:30 p.m. in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists.  The performance features "Hopyard Overture" by Jonathan McNair along with "Serenade in C major for String Orchestra" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and "Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major" by Robert Schumann. Free and open to the public.  236-2880.

April 24, 26
The Chattanooga-based grassroots operatic group, Artisti Affamati, presents the opera, the Mighty Casey, at Engel Stadium at 7:30 p.m.  Professional local singers, musicians, directors, and and crew are coming together to present William Schuman’s operatic adaptation of the classic baseball poem Casey at the Bat. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. To buy tickets, make donations, or for more information about Artisti Affamati and Take Me Out To the Opera, visit www.artistiaffamati.com or call 667-0928.

April 25
Jazzanooga 2014 Featuring Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard. Tivoli Theatre. 8 p.m. An evening of classic soul and jazz coupled with rhythm and blues hits – one elegant show with a seamless blending of classic duets, fan favorites, and selections from each artist’s respective catalogs. www.lalahhathaway.com, www.rubenstuddardfoundation.org

April 25
The Lee University Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of masterworks on at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.   Free and open to the public.

April 26
Jill Colucci at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse.  8 p.m.  Located inside Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road.  $10 suggested donation at the door.

April 26
William Fitzsimmons and Ben Sollee at Barking Legs Theater.  8 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance.

April 27
Jazzanooga 2014 Featuring Gregory Porter. Community Theatre at Memorial Auditorium. 6:45 p.m. Some critics are inspired to comment on Porter as a new “king’ of jazz,” and a “leader of the pack,” a performer of extraordinary presence who has been compared with the greatest of the greats, such as Joe Williams, Nat Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye.  As musically solid as his recordings are and as powerful and honest as Porter’s magnificent voice is, it may just well be the brilliance of his poetry and the unguarded depth of his emotional delivery that is most fueling his rapid rise to fame.  www.gregoryporter.com 

April 27
Choral Arts of Chattanooga will be joined by the Chattanooga Girls Choir in a performance of Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia, or Earth Mass, 4 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day 2014.  Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. For more information call Sandy Shaw at 706.398-3557, send an email to choralarts.chattanooga@gmail.com or visit the group’s page at www.facebook.com/ChoralArts

April 27
Bayside Baptist Church, on Highway 58 in Harrison, will be presenting their annual student musical, Tug of War, at 6 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.  

April 27
The Chattanooga Music Club annual recital featuring CMC Scholarship winners.  2:30 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Followed by the installation of officers and a tea. Free and open to the public.

April 28
Laura Meyer plays at the Camp House. 7 p.m. $5.  For all ages.

April 30
Gillian Welch at the Tivoli.  8 p.m. Gillian and musical partner Dave Rawlings released the critically acclaimed "The Harrow and the Harvest" in 2011 on Acony Records. They will be performing songs from their entire catalog over the course of two acoustic sets.    Tickets go on sale April 4 at 10 a.m. and are $27.50 and $32.50, available by visiting chattanoogaonstage.com, by phone at 642-TIXS or in persona t he Memorial Auditorium Box Office. http://www.gillianwelch.com/

May 1-3
Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, a musical comedy, presented by The Homeschool Players.  At the Colonnade in Ringgold.  Thursday, May 1, at 1 p.m., Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, at 6 p.m.  Tickets available at the door- general admission. Adults $10, students $5, and children under 5 $3.

May 2
The Black Jacket Symphony performs Prince's Purple Rain.  8 p.m.  All ages.  Tivoli Theatre.  Tickets on sale Feb. 7.  $30 and $25. at chattanoogaonstage.com, 642-TIXS or at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office. 

May 2
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, a CNN Hero whose humanitarian work with young women formerly held captive by warlord Joseph Kony, and featured in the book and documentary Sewing Hope, will speak at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, 7-9 p.m. The free, interdenominational event includes a showing of the film narrated by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker and a book signing with local author Nancy Henderson and co-author Reggie Whitten, founder of Pros for Africa, which supports Sister Rosemary’s school, Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Centre in Gulu, Uganda.  www.nancyhendersonwriter.com. www.sewinghope.com.

May 2
Wide Open Floor at Barking Legs Theater.  8 p.m.  Tickets available at the door.

May 4
April Verch Band at Barking Legs Theater.  7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

May 4
The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir and the Jericho Brass will be performing a free concert together at 7 p.m. at St. Thaddaeus' Episcopal Church, 4300 Lockesley Lane. Each ensemble will play, and then they will finish by joining to perform the Slavyanskaya Symphony #3 by Kozhevnikov together. This will be the 6th annual performance of this joint concert.  www.jerichobrassband.org, www.chattanoogaclarinetchoir.com.

May 9
Adventure Club plays at Track 29. 9 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door.  http://track29.co/tickets?Page=http://public.ticketbiscuit.com/Track29/Ticketing/189066

May 16
Kopecky Family Band with James Wallace with Kyle Andrews play at JJ's Bohemia. 9 p.m.  Tickets are $10. 

May 17
Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan at Barking Legs Theater.  8 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door.

May 18
An Evening with Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan at Barking Legs Theater.  7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $21.

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