MC ensembles to perform Broadway tunes Nov. 6

MC ensembles to perform Broadway tunes Nov. 6

Oct. 23, 2018 

“Play a Simple Melody: Songs from Broadway” is the title of the Nov. 6 concert that will be performed by the Maryville College Community Chorus and the Orchestra at Maryville College.

The title comes from a song by Irving Berlin that he wrote in 1914 for his first-ever stage musical, “Watch Your Step.” The Nov. 6 program will include songs from “My Fair Lady,” “Over the Rainbow” and a medley of Berlin songs called “From Rags to Ritz.” It will also include a number of selections from “Motown: the Musical” and the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “Oklahoma.”

The Orchestra at Maryville College is conducted by Dr. Eric Simpson, assistant professor of music, and the Maryville College Community Chorus is directed by Mr. Alan Eleazer, instructor of music and voice.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Art’s Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

Tickets are $5 for adults, seniors and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff with ID, although a printed ticket is required for admission. To purchase tickets, please contact the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit

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 2018 semester is 1,154.