Public invited to choral concert April 1

Public invited to choral concert April 1

March 19, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

The Maryville College Concert Choir will present “Pipes, Glens & Thistles: A Celebration of Gratitude” at 7 p.m., Sun., April 1 at Concord United Methodist Church in Knoxville.

According to Maryville College Choral Director Stacey Wilner, the concert is a way to give thanks to the community for its support of the student choir members in their efforts to raise funds for the 2012 spring choir tour to Scotland. During the May tour, titled “Scotland: Pipes, Glens & Thistles,” the choir will perform in several castles and churches in Scotland, including Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona; Stirling Castle and Church of Holy Rude in Stirling; St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh; and Holy Trinity Church in St. Andrews.

"As the theme of our spring tour is gratitude, we are honored to present this concert and would like to express how grateful we are to the church congregations that have supported us in many ways over the years,” Wilner said.

The Concert Choir, Off Kilter and new ensembles, the Lads and the Lassies, will perform selections that fall under four themes: Faith; Americana; Heritage and Culture; and Light, Love and Laughter.

Selections include “Shenandoah” by James Erb; “Laudate Jehovam” by Georg Philipp Telemann, featuring Maryville College students Adam Loo and David White on violin and viola; “Loch Lomond” by Jonathan Quick; and “Silhouettes,” arranged by Tom Gentry.

The concert is open to the public. Donations to help support the Choir’s upcoming trip to Scotland are appreciated.

For more information about the concert, please contact Wilner at 865.981.8151 or

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 1,197.