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King University Choirs to Perform with Symphony of the Mountains April 23

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 13, 2016 – The choirs of King University are honored to perform with the Symphony of the Mountains on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center Auditorium located at 400 South Wilcox Drive in Kingsport, Tenn. In addition to the King University Choirs, the concert titled “Stories of Freedom” includes the Voices of the Mountains and the Civic Chorale.

Featured works will include Randall Thompson’s oratorio “The Testament of Freedom” in which the composer sets various texts by Thomas Jefferson. “Although the texts of Jefferson are 200+ years old, they still have great relevance for our country and our world,” says W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King University.

Other selections will include pieces by Dvorak, Bach, and Copland. The selection, “Lincoln Portrait” by Copland will be narrated by Steward Harris, Constitutional Law professor at the Appalachian School of Law. To close the concert, the choirs will sing the “Dona nobis pacem” from the “Mass in B Minor” by J.S. Bach.

Tickets for the “Stories of Freedom” concert are $35. All students are admitted free of charge with student ID. Following the concert will be a reception to celebrate another successful season for the Symphony of the Mountains. The cost to attend the reception is $10. Reception attendees will enjoy a preview of what the Symphony of the Mountains have in store for the 2016-2017 season.

Tickets for the both of the evening’s events may be purchased at

For additional information, contact W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King University, at or 423.652.4846.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.