Aug. 19, 2003
The Maryville College Concert Choir and Maryville College Community Chorus have been invited to be the Chorus-in-Residence for the International Cathedral Music Festival (ICMF) in Salisbury, London, Oxford and Canterbury during July 2004.
For two weeks, the combined festival chorus will rehearse and perform “Requim” by Mozart, and “Mass in C” and “Choral Fantasia” by Beethoven. Dr. Jeff W. Reynolds, chairman of the music department at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, will conduct.
“For alumni, here is a unique opportunity to once again be a member of the Maryville College Choir,” said Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music at Maryville College. “If there are enough Maryville College participants to create a balanced ensemble, we have been asked to prepare an additional program of music to perform by ourselves.”
Admittance to the choir will be on an individual basis and may include an audition, according to Wilner. Non-singing participants are encouraged to join the choir, as well.
In addition to a schedule of rehearsals and performances, the group will spend three days in London with free time for musicals, concerts, shopping and individual sightseeing. Notable sites such as the Tower of London (including the Crown Jewels), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are on the trip itinerary.
“For those of you who love the grandeur, beauty and quiet elegance of English cathedrals, this will be a time of combining two glorious things – cathedrals and music,” Wilner said. “Join us! A truly memorable experience awaits you!”
A presentation by ICMF’s representatives is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sept. 2, in the rehearsal room of the Fine Arts Center.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.