Singers asked to join chorus for Christmas production

Singers asked to join chorus for Christmas production

The Maryville College Community Chorus is looking for singers for the “Fanfare for Christmas” concert scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Chapel.

Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Fine Arts Center. No audition is required. The musical scores are available at the rehearsal for $10.

This year’s program will feature three holiday choral works: “O Clap Your Hands” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; “Choral Fest” by James Laster, a 1956 alumnus of Maryville College; and “Hodie!” by Z. Randall Stroope, the director of choral activities at the University of Nebraska.

The chorus will be accompanied by a brass/percussion ensemble from the Maryville College Community Band.

For more information, contact Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral activities, at 865.981.8151 or

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 2016 semester is 1,197.