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Bring the family to hear the musical stylings of the Maryville College Alumni Choir on Saturday morning, October 4th!.  This dedicated ensemble will delight your senses and fill your soul.  Guest conducted this year by Brian Bacon '04 and coordinated by Charles Douglas "Chaz" Barber '71, the Alumni Choir is always a joy to be heard!

Friday, October 3

Please note some times of the rehearsals differ from the Homecoming brochure.

Concert Choir Rehearsal
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm • Choir alumni are invited to observe a Concert Choir rehearsal.

Round Table Discussion
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Join current MC Music Majors in a Round Table Discussion about "Life After MC."

Alumni Choir Rehearsal  1*
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm • The first opportunity for the Alumni Choir to warm up their voices for the big event.

Off Kilter Reunion Ensemble Rehearsal
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm • Alumni representing the small vocal ensemble of the Concert Choir prepare to amaze the Saturday crowd.

Saturday, October 4

Off Kilter Reunion Ensemble Rehearsal
9:00 am – 10:00 am • Alumni representing the small vocal ensemble of the Concert Choir prepare to amaze the Saturday crowd.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal  2
*
10:00 am – 10:50 am • The Alumni Choir's final opportunity to prepare their singing voices for the long-awaited Alumni Choir Performance.
Alumni Choir Joint Choral Concert
11:00 am – 12:00 pm • Come and enjoy an incredible mix of talents from Off-Kilter, Alumni Choir and MC Concert Choir alumni guest conducted by Brian Bacon '04.  Special soloist performance by Ibbie (Jack) Muntz '67.

All rehearsals and activities will take place in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

*During the Alumni Choir Rehearsal 2, the friends and family of the Choir participants will enjoy the Music Medley including the Voices of Praise on the Plaza outside the Clayton Center for the Arts from 10:00 am – 10:50 am.

Join Us!

Would you like to participate in the 2014 Alumni Choir?  If so, please complete the 2014 Alumni Choir Participant Questionnaire found below no later than September 1, 2014. We need all participants (new or returning) to complete this form to save your spot!  For any Alumni Choir questions, please contact Charles Douglas "Chaz" Barber ’71 at cbarber@knology.net or (865) 640-5226.

2014 Alumni Choir Participant Questionnaire

The Music

For those participating in the Alumni Choir, sheet music for three of the planned selections can be found at following links. 

The remaining selections can be purchased through J. W. Pepper music distributor by using code #10480182. Please call 1-800-345-6296 to order your music. The cost will be approximately $14. Copies will NOT be available on arrival.

  • A Gaelic Blessing, John Rutter
  • Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, arr. Alice Parker
  • My God Is a Rock, Alice Parker & Robert Shaw (Combined)
  • We Are Not Alone, Pepper Choplin (combined w/ MC Concert Choir)

Video Examples

To help those performing understand the pieces the choir will singing, please view the recordings below.

2013 Homecoming Alumni Choir Participants

Are you curious about who sang in the choir last year? Check out the list of Alumni Choir 2013 stars below.  Notice that only 21 of 56 singers were present for their reunion year gatherings. ALL are welcome, as we continue to strengthen the Homecoming Alumni Choir experience.

Soprano:
  • Judy Smith Begun ‘63
  • Mia Brown ‘90
  • Dotty Barber Bushing ‘42
  • Linda Clopton ‘63
  • Carole Webster Conklin ‘65
  • Barbara Davis ‘53
  • Tracey Depue ‘84
  • Tori Elrod ‘13
  • Allyson Merrill Finck ‘04
  • Gail Bradley Hafner ‘60
  • Cindy Huffstetler Jones ‘93
  • Shelley Maddox ‘05
  • Sarah Cook Martin ‘63
  • Joyce Koch Messinger ‘63
  • Sarah Moore ‘12
  • Amanda Peavyhouse (transfer)
  • Dana Rule Roesch ‘73
  • Sarah Sawyer ‘93
  • Debbie Gerlach Stiles ‘72
  • Marian Hina Stuart ‘57
  • Alice Stuart (daughter)
  • Nancy Valentine McDaniel ‘74
  • Angela Wardeska Simmons ‘93
  • Carol Bailey Villaverde ‘00
  • Carrie Wright ‘99
  • Louise Ogden Wyman ‘57
 Alto:
  • Ashley Abbott ‘12
  • Kay Hurlbut Alston ‘73
  • Clarissa Seely Barnes ‘63
  • Dara DiGiacomo Case ‘98
  • Linda Culver ‘84
  • Linda Giesselmann Driver-Machen '68
  • Katie Fernandez ‘09
  • Alida McArthur Graves ‘69
  • Joa Jacks ‘08
  • Eleanor Murrah Lanning ‘63
  • Lynn Mitchell Montgomery ‘68
  • Fran Murphy ‘71
  • Jessica Trent Pierce ‘03
  • Sarah Ray ‘02
  • Nancy Stere Ribble ‘59
  • Dot Woodall Rochelle ‘68
  • Midge Slater ‘63
  • Delores Bowen Ziegler ‘73
 Tenor:
  • Brian Bacon ‘04
  • Dwight Dockery ‘05
  • Joe Fitzgerald '05
  • Gary Rochelle (spouse)
 Bass:
  • Adlai Boyd ‘57
  • Doug Bunker ‘60
  • Dave Conklin ‘65
  • Charles Craven ‘77
  • Phil Eslinger ‘63
  • Art Hafner '72
  • Kevin Krapf ‘12
  • Roger Stiles ‘71

 *We realize it is a very busy weekend for all Homecoming attendees; we hold multiple rehearsals so that you may attend only a portion, if you are otherwise engaged