The Maryville College Concert Choir
The Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 50 singers, which performs choral literature of many styles. Emphasis is on musicality, education and appropriate historical style for an academic approach appropriate for the Liberal Arts setting of Maryville College. This ensemble serves as the main liaison between the College and various church and school communities, both locally and in the north and southeast. The choir goes on tour every spring break performing at churches and high schools.
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Off Kilter is a small auditioned ensemble comprised of upperclassmen, the members of Off Kilter perform locally and at banquets, conferences and social events for the College. Educational emphasis is on small ensemble singing. Members must also be in the Concert Choir. For more information, please contact Stacey Wilner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-981-8151.
Lads & Lassies
The Lads & Lassies were formed in the fall of 2011 from student interest and initiative. The Lads is a men's ensemble and the Lassies is a women's ensemble. They are available for community performances, with an emphasis on stewardship. For more information, please contact Stacey Wilner at email@example.com or 865-981-8151.
The Maryville College-Community Chorus
The Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will begin fall rehearsals at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 4 in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room.
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7 until 9 p.m. and will focus on preparation for "Play a Simple Melody: Songs from Broadway," a fall performance with the Orchestra at Maryville College on Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The chorus will also be performing in "A Celtic Christmas" featuring several Maryville College music ensembles on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.
The chorus is open to all area singers of all talent levels above the age of 16. Music reading experience is helpful but not required. Registration and music for the choir will be available at the first rehearsal.
This established chorus of over 50 singers has a strong tradition of presenting quality choral music and frequently joins other community ensembles such as the Maryville College youth choirs and the Orchestra at Maryville College.
The chorus performs quality literature of various styles and genres in the highest caliber and often features the music of area composers and arrangers, as well as the classic gems of the masters.
Eleazer, an adjunct instructor of music and voice at Maryville College, is in his 11th season as conductor of the chorus, having been a professional musician, conductor and college educator in the East Tennessee area for more than 30 years. In addition to directing the Maryville College Community Chorus, Eleazer directs the Lads (an all men's ensemble at MC) and serves as director of music and adult ministries at Broadway United Methodist Church. Eleazer is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music education and master of music degree in choral conducting and sacred music.
For more information, please contact Eleazer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.382.4970 or Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music, at email@example.com or 865-981-8151. Scholarship positions are available.
The Maryville College Youth Choirs
The Maryville College youth choirs are accepting new singers for the fall 2018 concert season. Registration for the Scottie Singers and the Highlander Chorale will be held on Tuesday, August 14 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. The fee is $85 per semester. The focus of the ensembles is to learn the fundamentals of music and the foundations of singing. Music education majors from Maryville College also assist with the groups.
The Scottie Singers, directed by Martha Robinson, is a youth choir for students in grades three through eight. The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:15 until 5 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. For more information, please contact Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Highlander Chorale, directed by Jill Purvis, is an ensemble for high school age students. The group rehearses on Thursdays from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Thursday, August 23, 2018. For more information, please contact Purvis at email@example.com.
For more information on the choral ensembles and possible scholarships, please contact Stacey Wilner at 865-981-8151 or firstname.lastname@example.org