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King University News :: King University Choirs Present Spring Concerts April 25 and 26

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 15, 2014– The choirs of King University will perform two concerts on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26.

On Friday, April 25, the Symphonic Choir and Collegium Musicum will perform a variety of choral music from classical to African-American spirituals. One selection will be dedicated to Debra Alonzo, former accompanist for King’s Music Department, who passed away in January 2014.

The two choral groups will be under the direction of W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King University. Student conductors will include seniors Camille Grizzle, Michelle Hall, Alissa King, Matthew Larkin, and Candace Whitner.

The Friday night concert will take place in King’s Memorial Chapel on April 25 beginning at 8 p.m.

The following evening, on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in King’s Memorial Chapel, King Choral Department will present the second concert featuring the Jazz/Gospel Choir, The Queens of King, and All The King's Men.

Musical selections will include jazz, barbershop, spirituals, contemporary a cappella, big band, and traditional. King’s jazz band, 250 Jazz, will join the choirs for two selections. The Saturday evening concert will be under the direction of Shea A. Clay, assistant professor of music for King University. King senior Michelle Hall will direct one selection.

Both evening concerts are open to the public and free of charge. For additional information, contact W. Patrick Flannagan at or 423.652.4846 or Shea A. Clay at or 423.652.4831.


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