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King University Choirs Present Spring Concerts April 24 and 25

King Unviersity ChoirsBRISTOL, Tenn., March 3, 2015 – The choirs of King University will perform two concerts on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.

On Friday, April 24, the Symphonic Choir and Collegium Musicum will perform a variety of music representing many styles. The focus of these choirs for the spring semester has been preparing the music of Beethoven’s “9th Symphony” that was performed on March 7 with the Johnson City Symphony and the Mozart “Requiem” that was performed on March 28 with the Symphony of the Mountains. In addition to these two major works, each choir has continued to prepare smaller pieces for this final concert of the year. This concert will include classics, spirituals, modern sacred compositions, and Renaissance motets.

The two choral groups will be under the direction of W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King University. This concert will also feature four student conductors: senior Tyler Kistner from Bristol, Tenn., senior Guilherme Muller from Bristol, Tenn., senior Caitlin Poe from Bristol, Va., and senior Rebekah Triska from Bristol, Va.

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

The following evening, on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in King’s Memorial Chapel, King’s 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 an assortment of musical styles such as traditional, folk, do-wop, contemporary a cappella, jazz, and gospel, as well as some numbers performed in collaboration with the King University Jazz Band.

The Saturday evening concert will be under the direction of Shea A. Clay, assistant professor of Music for King University. Student conductors for the April 25 concert will include senior Alissa King and junior Nathan Jones.

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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