The Knoxville Choral Society to present ‘Uncaged’

Susan EspirituLoudon, West Knoxville

The Knoxville Choral Society will present its fall concert titled Uncaged on Friday, November 3, 2023, 7:30 p.m. at Central Bearden Baptist Church, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, and on Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m. at Community Church at Tellico Village, 130 Chota Center, Loudon.

The program, led by Dr. John Orr, aims to showcase the ensemble’s diversity of styles and the wide range of choral music being performed today. The repertoire comprises pieces of contemporary choral music written within the last few years by composers such as Eric Whitacre, Kyle Pederson, Elaine Hagenberg and others.

Additionally, the program features a captivating piece called My Spirit Is Uncaged composed by contemporary composer Paul Rardin, featuring text from Walt Whitman’s famous Leaves of Grass.

The KCS will be joined by choirs from Lenoir City High School with Jordan Cross, conductor, and Bearden High School with Steven Brown, conductor.

Tickets are $15 and available online at Knoxville Choral Society and at the door. This is a Penny4Arts performance so any child accompanied by a paying adult will get in for one cent.

The Knoxville Choral Society is an auditioned choir that has been bringing the joy and wonder of choral music to East Tennessee since 1951. Members are dedicated to maintaining a rich tradition of choral excellence for both themselves and audiences.

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