Community chorus begins rehearsals for "The Testament of Freedom"

January 20, 2002

The Maryville College Community Chorus (MCCC) will begin rehearsals Feb. 5 for this semester's production of "The Testament of Freedom."

Rehearsals will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the College's Fine Arts Center and will be held every Tuesday evening through the end of April.

Written by Randall Thompson, "The Testament of Freedom" commemorates the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth. Using Jefferson's own writings, Thompson affirmed the concepts of life and liberty during the height of World War II.

"The Testament of Freedom" will be performed at the College on April 26 at 8 p.m.

The MCCC is a choral ensemble made up of Maryville College students, faculty and staff and community members. Membership is open to anyone high-school age or older, who has a love for music and a commitment to the Tuesday evening rehearsal time. There is no audition necessary, but participants are expected to come prepared to purchase a copy of the score at the first rehearsal.

For more information on the MCCC or the performance of "The Testament of Freedom," contact choral director Stacey Wilner at (865) 981-8151 or e-mail at

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 offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,198.