The UTC Department of Music offers a variety of terrific musical events in the coming weeks:

Celebrate music from the British Invasion April 5

The UTC Music Department invites you to celebrate the music of the British Invasion with a night of music known as “The Living Years,” featuring The Chattanooga Boys Choir, Vincent Oakes, Director, and The Pool—Michael Welch, guitar and vocals, Nick Honerkamp, bass and vocals, Dave Cornwell, guitar, keyboard and vocals and Monte Coulter, drums and vocals on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall.  Admission is free.

This unforgettable music of the 60s, 70s and 80s will include hits by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, The Who, Mike + the Mechanics and many others.

If you require further information on this or any other UTC Music Department performance, please call the Music office at 423-425-4601 or see the Music Dept. website at http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php

Catch the Groove on April 8

The UTC Music Department invites you Catch the Groove with the UTC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Monte Coulter, on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center.

This performance is presented free of charge and it is open to the public.

This traditional spring concert will consist of newer works and more established works in the percussion ensemble idiom, including; De Ponte’s “Celebration and Chorale,” Combs “Antiphon” and Zivkovic’s “Trio per Uno,” an un-conducted piece which treats the large concert bass drum as a centerpiece.

If you require further information on this or any other UTC Music Department performance, please call the Music office at 423-425-4601 or see the Music Dept. website at http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php

Choral Concert set for April 9

The UTC Music Department is pleased to present The Chattanooga Singers, Women’s Chorale and Men’s Chorus, conducted by J. Kevin Ford, Lee Harris and Gerald Peel, respectively, on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall.

Graduate Student Julie Drexler will assist with the Chattanooga Singers.

The performance is presented free of charge and it is open to the public.

Highlights include  Knut Nystedt’s “Be Not Afraid,” Aaron Copland’s “Ching-A-Ring-Chaw,” James McCray’s “Rise Up My Love My Fair One” featuring flutist Corey Honeycutt, “Orpheus with His Lute” by Ralph Vaughn Williams, “Songbird” by Christine McVie, “Bumble Bee” by Anders Endenroth, “Plenty Good Room” arranged by Roland Carter, and “The Water is Wide” by Miles Ramsay.

If you require further information on this or any other UTC Music Department performance, please call the Music office at 423-425-4601 or see the Music Dept. website at http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php

Ensembles to play April 15, 16, 17

Gordon James will direct the Brass & Horn Quintets on Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. at Cadek Hall.  Free admission, no ticket required.

The Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble and Tuba/Euphonium Quartet will perform Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall.  Erika Schafer and Kenyon Wilson will direct.  Free admission, no ticket required.

Robert Dean will direct the UTC Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall.  Free admission, no ticket required.

Roland Carter Gala Concert

The Roland Carter Gala Concert to celebrate his 46-year career will be held at First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

Due to the expected large turnout for this event, an admission ticket will be required.  Please check the UTC Department of Music online for further information regarding tickets for this event.

The gala concert will feature: 

  • Gayle Robinson-Oturu, Soprano
  • Hampton University Concert Choir
  • Morehouse College Men’s Glee Club
  • All UTC Choral Ensembles
  • Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Song

Composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, scholar, researcher, teacher… the list of roles performed by UTC Holmberg Professor of American Music Roland M. Carter is never-ending. During his tenure at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Carter has conducted choirs, taught classes, accompanied recitals, arranged music, funded concerts, fostered inter-departmental productions, chaired the department, mentored and recruited students, and promoted affirmative action.

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