The Tusculum College Community Chorus will present its spring concert on Monday, May 2.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus. David Hendricksen is the conductor for the group and James Winfree is accompanist.
The first half of the program will feature repertoire for choir and organ. Beginning with British composer Martin Shaw’s setting of “With a Voice of Singing,” the choir will display both reflective and jubilant moods in “Grant Us Thy Peace” by Felix Mendelssohn; “All You Works of the Lord, Bless the Lord” by American composer Kenneth Jennings; “Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee” by Johannes Brahms; “Festival Te Deum” by Benjamin Britten, and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” arranged by Gilbert Martin.
Following intermission, the chorus will sing a variety madrigals, folk songs and spirituals, Broadway tunes, and conclude “America the Beautiful.”
Throughout the evening, a variety of Community Chorus members will sing solo roles as well, including Candace Babb, Beth Brimer, Patricia Chesnut, Jill Jones, Jo Knabel, John Maddux, Phil Thwing, Angel West and Martha Wiley.
The chorus expresses appreciation to Cates Music Center of Johnson City, which has provided a temporary installation of an Allen digital organ for use for concert.
Founded in 1996 as a way to involve singers from throughout the community in a broad range of sacred and secular repertoire, the Tusculum College Community Chorus has grown to over 50 singers.
For further information about the chorus, please contact conductor David Hendricksen at 638-0409 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.