The Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 50 singers, which performs choral literature of many styles. Emphasis is on musicality, education and appropriate historical style for an academic approach appropriate for the Liberal Arts setting of Maryville College. This ensemble serves as the main liaison between the College and various church and school communities, both locally and in the north and southeast. The choir goes on tour every spring break performing at churches and high schools. Recent tour destinations include Chicago, IL, Charleston, SC, Daytona Beach, FL, New York, NY and New Orleans, LA. The 2012 Spring Choir Tour featured an international tour, "Pipes, Glens & Thistles: A Celebration of Gratitude", to Scotland where the choir performed at St. Giles Cathedral, the Church of the Holy Rude, Iona Abbey and Sterling Castle. Scholarship positions are available.
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Off Kilter is a small auditioned ensemble comprised of upperclassmen, the members of Off Kilter perform locally and at banquets, conferences and social events for the College. Educational emphasis is on small ensemble singing. Members must also be in the Concert Choir. For more information, please contact Stacey Wilner at email@example.com or 865-981-8151.
The Lads & Lassies were formed in the fall of 2011 from student interest and initiative. The Lads is a men's ensemble and the Lassies is a women's ensemble. They are available for community performances, with an emphasis on stewardship. For more information, please contact Stacey Wilner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-981-8151.
The Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will begin spring rehearsals for its 2012-13 season at 7 p.m., Tues., Feb. 5 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7 until 9 p.m. and will focus on preparation for a joint holiday concert with the Orchestra at Maryville College on April 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.
The chorus is open to all area singers of all talent levels above the age of 16. Music reading experience is helpful but not required. Registration and music for the choir will be available at the first rehearsal. This established chorus of over 50 singers has a strong tradition of presenting quality choral music and frequently joins other community ensembles such as the Maryville College youth choirs and the Orchestra at Maryville College. The chorus performs quality literature of various styles and genres in the highest caliber and often features the music of area composers and arrangers, as well as the classic gems of the masters. The chorus is usually joined by the full Orchestra at Maryville College during its concerts.
Alan Eleazer is in his fifth season as conductor of the chorus, having been a professional musician, conductor and college educator in the East Tennessee area for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as a guest conductor at Maryville College, Eleazer chairs the music faculty of Hiwassee College in Madisonville and has directed the music programs of Concord United Methodist Church in Farragut, Church Street United Methodist in Knoxville and First United Methodist of Oak Ridge. For more information, please contact Eleazer at email@example.com or Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-981-8151. Scholarship positions are available.
The Scottie Singers, directed by Martha Robinson and Maryville College graduate Jade Watts ‘12, is a youth choir for students in grades two through five. The group rehearses on Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 until 5 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 29. For more information, please contact Robinson at email@example.com.
The Scots Chorale, also directed by Robinson, is a youth choir for students from grades six through nine. The group rehearses on Tuesday afternoons from 5:15 until 6:30 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 29. For more information, please contact Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Highlander Chorale, directed by Jill Purvis, is an ensemble for high school age students. The group rehearses on Thursday afternoons from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 10. For more information, please contact Purvis at email@example.com.
The focus of the ensembles is to learn the fundamentals of music and the foundations of singing. Music education majors from Maryville College also assist with the groups. There is a $75 participation fee for the semester. The ensembles will be preparing music for a concert on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.
For more information on the choral ensembles and possible scholarships, please contact Stacey Wilner at 865-981-8151 or firstname.lastname@example.org