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King University Choirs Present Spring Concerts April 15 and 16

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 7, 2016 – The choirs of King University will perform their final two concerts of the season on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel on King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn.

On Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m., as Shakespearean celebrations take place around the globe to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, King University’s Symphnoic Choir and Collegium Musicum will perform music set to the lyrics of the best playwright in history.

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 two student conductors: seniors Nathan Jones and Rebekah Triska.

The following evening, on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., the King University Jazz/Gospel Choir, The Queens of King, and All the King's Men will present their Spring Concert. The concert will feature an assortment of musical styles including 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 choirs will also perform a special arrangement of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by senior Rebekah Triska.

The Saturday evening concert will be under the direction of Shea A. Clay, assistant professor of Music at King University. Student conductor for the April 16 concert will be senior 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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