Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tennessee Wesleyan Choral Ensembles present “An Evening in Paris”

The Tennessee Wesleyan College Fine Arts Department and Choral Ensembles (Concert Choir, Chorale and Vox Humana) will perform their spring concert, “An Evening in Paris,” at Mafair UMC on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00pm. Alumni and friends of the College are invited to attend the free performance and meet the choir members and faculty.

The Ensembles are touring the southeastern United States from May 16 – 27, with stops in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. Tour repertoire will include selections from Duruflé’s Requiem and other works by French composers, as well as vocal jazz and contemporary sacred American settings.

The fine arts are a vital part of a Tennessee Wesleyan College education and the College community. Since its founding as Athens Female College, music, art and theater have served as a basis for learning and expressing creativity. The Department comprises baccalaureate programs in art, music and theater, and its music organizations, including the Choir, Chorale and Vox Humana, are strong representatives of the College’s student body. All students are eligible for admission to the music organizations through auditions. The ensembles perform sacred and secular literature for the College, the local community, churches and high schools through extended tours.

Tennessee Wesleyan College, founded in Athens, Tenn., in 1857, is a four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. The college’s dedicated faculty and staff believe in providing the resources and support students need to become socially responsible, intellectually skilled and spiritually developed members of our community.

Come on out and enjoy a wonderful concert!