MC youth choirs to present holiday concert

MC youth choirs to present holiday concert

Nov. 27, 2012
Contact: Mary Moates, Communications Assistant

The Maryville College Youth Choirs will present a holiday concert on Tues., Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.

During the concert, the ensembles will perform holiday favorites, including “Child of Peace” by David Waggoner; “Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad” by Sally Albrecht; and “A Winter Song” by David Eddleman. The performance is free and open to the public.

Youth Choirs include the Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five, and the Scots Chorale, an ensemble of intermediate and middle school-aged singers. Martha Robinson, who is assisted by Maryville College graduate Jade Watts ‘12, directs both ensembles. The Highlander Chorale, a high school-aged student ensemble that is directed by Jill Purvis, will also perform.

“There is nothing that quite inspires the Christmas spirit as the sound of young voices singing traditional holiday songs,” said Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music at Maryville College. “Their young voices create a sense of ‘Christmas past, present and future,’ connecting generations and reminding us of family ties over the holidays.”

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.