Whether it’s percussion performances, classical music or singing groups, the UTC Department of Music’s selection of spring concerts has something to please everyone. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Chattanooga Singers Performance
On Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, located on 700 Pine Street, the Chancel Choir will combine with the UTC Chattanooga Singers, Second Presbyterian Church’s organist Mickey Kingdon, UTC flute instructor Dr. Heather Small, UTC oboe instructor Linda Pennebaker, harpist Caroline Gregg, cellist Hans Anderson, and percussionists Alex Ford and Eshtan Anderson for a performance of John Rutter’s Requiem. The Requiem will be performed in memory of those injured and killed in Japan with the recent tsunami and nuclear accident. Dr. J. Kevin Ford, UTC Director of Choral Activities and Second Presbyterian’s Music Director, will conduct the Requiem, and the final pieces will be conducted by Timothy Sunday, UTC Graduate Conducting Assistant for Chattanooga Singers.
The UTC Symphony will present their spring concert on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. Respighi’s Ancient Dances and Air Suite No.1 will open the program and Dvorak’s Czech Suite will close it. Mozart’s Serenata Notturna in D‐Major will feature several soloists, including, Daniel Lee and Melody Poke, violinists, Kyle Marcum, violist, Brandon Terrill, violoncellist, and Michael White, timpanist. Maestro Jooyong Ahn will conduct the symphony.
Wind Ensemble Performance
The UTC Wind Ensemble’s will be joined by pianist, Dr. Sin Hsing Tsai, for a performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, during their spring concert on Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Robert Pendergast will perform the Euphonium solo for David Gillingham’s Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble. Other notable works on the program include ric Whitacer’s Lux Aurumque, and a composition written by one of UTC’s own students. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Stuart Benkert, UTC Director of Bands.