PLEASE NOTE: The start/end date above is NOT the event date. This event will be held Nov. 17-18.
JOHNSON CITY (Posted Nov. 9, 2012) – The annual Big Fall Show at East Tennessee State University, featuring the popular ensembles 10BucsWorth and 10 Times a Lady, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18.
Performances in the D.P. Culp University Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for all seats.
Dr. Zachary Marshall, visiting assistant professor of music and a 10BucsWorth alumnus, takes on the directorship of the Big Fall Show following the retirement of choral director Dr. Thomas Jenrette last spring. Beverly Wiginton, director of the ETSU Child Study Center, returns as choreographer.
The all-male vocal group 10BucsWorth will present several gospel numbers, many of which have been made popular by the Gaither Vocal Band. The group will also perform a selection of numbers from such artists as The Temptations, Billy Joel and Maroon 5.
Past appearances by 10BucsWorth have included invited performances at conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association and Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, and at the White House in Washington, D.C. In addition, the group has taken concert tours of Austria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Venezuela and Costa Rica.
Current 10BucsWorth members are Nick Monroe, Athens; Caleb Smith, Chattanooga; John Bell, Jefferson City; Zach Ross, Johnson City; Paka Cordeiro, Limestone; John Overholt, Newport; Sean Johnson, Telford; Jacob Britt, Clyde, N.C.; David Godsey, Bristol, Va.; and Seth O’Kegley, King George, Va. Their accompanist is Matthew Brickey, Kingsport.
Joining 10BucsWorth in the concert is the recently established women’s ensemble, 10 Times a Lady. They will perform such popular songs as “Respect,” “O Happy Day” and “Love Story,” as well as a medley from the musical “Mamma Mia” and numbers from Celtic Woman.
In its short existence, 10 Times a Lady has kept an active performance schedule highlighted by a concert appearance at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. The group regularly performs at area churches and for functions on and around the ETSU campus. In March 2013, the group will travel to London for its first international concert tour.
Members are Sarah Wallace, Clarksville; McKenzie Gentry and Kelsey Stubbs, Cookeville; Makayla Neas and Mackenzie Payne, Greeneville; Kelsey Snapp, Johnson City; Christina Bailey, Kingsport; Morgan Tingle, Waynesville, N.C.; Leah Cassanego, Weaverville, N.C.; and Jessica Abdelnour, Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Their accompanist is Dr. Jennifer Marshall, originally of Newberry, S.C.
ETSU music faculty members Karen Smith, mezzo-soprano, and Alan Stevens, tenor, will appear with the two groups during the final set of songs. Smith, director of the ETSU Opera Workshop, will sing “What I Did for Love” from “A Chorus Line.” Stevens, the acting director of the ETSU Chorale, will perform “Being Alive” from Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” O’Kegley and Overholt will be featured in the show’s final numbers as it concludes with songs from the musicals of Frank Loesser.
Advance tickets for both performances are available from 10BucsWorth and 10 Times a Lady members or by calling the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4270. Tickets will also be available at the door. Persons with disabilities who need special assistance or seating may call the number above to make arrangements.