Orchestra at MC and Community Chorus present holiday concert Dec. 1

Orchestra at MC and Community Chorus to present holiday concert

Nov. 15, 2013
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer
865.981.8209; chloe.kennedy@maryvillecollege.edu

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Bill Robinson, and the Maryville College Community Chorus, led by Alan Eleazer, will present a concert of seasonal songs and carols on Sun., Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

Joining the orchestra will be the handbell choir of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Maryville, directed by Sam Wagner. During the concert, the handbell choir and orchestra will perform two pieces written by Steven Amundson, conductor of the St. Olaf Orchestra at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Several carols arranged by John Rutter will also be performed.

Tickets for the Dec. 1 performance are $5 and can be purchased at the Clayton Center for the Arts Box Office or by calling 865.981.8590. The performance is free to MC faculty, students and staff with ID, although a printed ticket is required for admission.

For more information, please contact the College’s Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

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.