Invitational Choir Festival to benefit Good Neighbors of Blount County

Invitational Choir Festival to benefit Good Neighbors of Blount County

Oct. 10, 2019

The Maryville College Concert Choir will host the Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival on Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The festival will serve to increase awareness about Good Neighbors of Blount County. The mission of Good Neighbors is to help lift Blount County neighbors out of a temporary crisis and to provide resources to maintain and/or increase their ability to cope with the challenges of everyday life. The organization seeks do this in an atmosphere of love and respect, building partnerships and by advocating for social justice within Blount County. Good Neighbors is funded by local area churches, individuals, BCEAC, United Way and other civic groups.

Representing Good Neighbors and serving as guest speaker at the concert will be the executive director, Rev. Lisa R. Blackwood.

“Good Neighbors is so excited to have the opportunity to share our story with this community through the Invitational Choir Festival at Maryville College," Blackwood said. "Always a priority is letting others know how neighbors in our very own community may be assisted as they face the struggles of life. We are most grateful for this opportunity to engage our community in being 'good neighbors.'"

Tickets, which are $5, can be purchased from the Clayton Center Box Office or calling 865.981.8590. Donations for Good Neighbors of Blount County are greatly appreciated.

In addition to the College’s Concert Choir and vocal ensemble Off Kilter, participants include choirs from Heritage High School, Powell High School, William Blount High School, Alcoa High School, New Providence Chancel Choir and Pellissippi State Community College.

For more information, please contact Stacey Wilner, director of choral activities at Maryville College, at Stacey.wilner@maryvillecollege.edu or 865.981.8151.


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”