PLEASE NOTE: The start/end date above is NOT the event date. This concert will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 as described in the text below.
JOHNSON CITY (Posted Nov. 22, 2012) – The East Tennessee State University Chorale will present “Arise, Your Light Has Come,” its annual Christmas Concert, on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market Street.
Under the direction of Dr. Alan Stevens, the 80-voice Chorale will perform both familiar carols and masterworks of the season, accompanied by Dr. Jennifer Marshall on organ.
The program includes Benjamin Britten’s “A Hymn to the Virgin,” Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Bogoroditse Devo” and Charles Stanford’s “Magnificat in C Major.” Special guest artist Cindy Hicks will join the choir for several works on harp, such as Britten’s “This Little Babe,” Jeffrey Van’s “O Be Joyful” and a dramatic arrangement of the Finnish carol, “Pium Paum,” which will also feature soloist Karen Smith. Hicks will also present a solo work, “Variations pastorals sur un vieux Noel.”
The ETSU women’s ensemble 10 Times a Lady, directed by Dr. Zachary Marshall, will perform a world premiere by composer Phillip Rhodes, “A Lullaby for the Nativity,” featuring ETSU faculty member Jane MacMorran on violin. The men’s group 10BucsWorth will present “He Will Carry You,” with soloist Caleb Smith.
ETSU Department of Music faculty members Dr. Christian Zembower, Dr. David Champouillon, David Bubsey and Dr. Rande Sanderbeck, as well as students Brandon Linkous, Spencer Weese, David Streng and Michael King, will be featured instrumentalists throughout the concert.
Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 per person and are available for credit card purchase by calling the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276. Cash or check sales are available in the department office on the first floor of Mathes Hall from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Remaining seats will be sold at the door (cash or check only) on a first come, first served basis.
For more information or for special assistance for those with disabilities, call 439-4276.