MC student ensembles to present “Herbst: An Autumn Recital” Oct. 24

MC student ensembles to present “Herbst: An Autumn Recital” Oct. 24

Oct. 11, 2017

Maryville College student ensembles, including the Tartanband, Lads, Lassies and Off Kilter, will perform an autumn concert on Tues., Oct. 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The autumn-themed program will include "October" by Eric Whitacre; "Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod (arr. Corcoran); "Land" by Takatsugu Muramatsu; "13 Canons, Opus 113" by Johannes Brahms; "Autumn Leaves" by Joseph Kosma (arr. Salem/Simpson); “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” by Moses Hogan; “Words” by Birago Diop; and “Bring Me a Little Water, Silvey” by Huddie Ledbetter (arr. Moira Smiley).

The Tartanband, directed by Dr. Eric Simpson, is a student instrumental ensemble whose members also perform with the MC3Band, as well as chamber groups and small wind/percussion ensembles.

Off Kilter, directed by Stacey Wilner, is a small auditioned vocal ensemble comprised of upperclassmen. Members perform locally and at banquets, conferences and MC social events.

The Lads & Lassies were formed in the fall of 2011 from student interest and initiative. The Lads, directed by Alan Eleazer, is a men's vocal ensemble, and the Lassies, directed by Ashley Maynard, is a women's vocal ensemble. The ensembles perform in the community, with an emphasis on stewardship.


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 2017 semester is 1,181.