The Men’s Chorus and the Women’s Chorale, directed by Roland Carter and Lee Harris, will perform their latest selections at on Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 506 E. 8th Street, Chattanooga. This is a free concert open to the general public.
The Men’s Chorus, directed by Roland Carter, will perform a variety of selections, including Johannes Brahms’ Rhapsody, Op. 53, which will feature guest soloist, Penny Tullock, contralto. Tullock is a frequent guest soloist in the Chattanooga area. She teaches voice and piano at the School of Fine Arts of First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, and she is an accompanist at UTC, Baylor School, and for the Chattanooga Girls Choir. The Men’s Chorus will conclude their portion of the program with a few arrangements of Christmas favorites and the popular spiritual, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, arranged by William L. Dawson.
The Women’s Chorale will be performing mostly a cappella pieces. They will perform two versions of Nigra Sum: the first from the Liber Usualis, a book of commonly used Gregorian chants, and the second by Pablo Casals. Their program will also include a Latvian piece entitled Melodias, composed by Peteris Barisons. The choir is directed by Dr. Lee Harris, head of the music department here at UTC. He is an Associate Professor of Music, and he teaches Ear Training, Elementary Music Methods, Women’s Chorale and graduate music education courses. Harris holds degrees from Harding University, the University of Memphis, and the University of North Texas.
The conclusion of the program will feature the premiere performance of My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, arranged by Men’s Chorus director, Roland Carter. Carter is a distinguished composer-arranger and conductor, and he is the Ruth S. Holmerg UC Foundation Professor of Music at UTC. Carter has premiered several of his compositions and arrangements at this university. This latest premiere will feature a combined choir consisting of both the Men’s Chorus and the Women’s Chorale.
For more information, please contact the UTC Music Department at 423-425-4601 or visit our website at http://utc.edu/music.