Saturday, November 8

MC to host the Invitational High School Choir Festival

The Concert Choir and Admissions of Maryville College will be hosting the Invitational High School Choir Festival on Saturday, Nov. 8. The concert will begin at 6 p.m., in the Alumni Gym on the Maryville College campus and features high school choirs from Blount County, Maryville and Alcoa City, Lenior City and Powell.

The program will begin with the Alcoa Singers, directed by Trent Gilmore who is an alumnus of Maryville College. The William Blount Singers, directed by Carol Belgrau, will follow with a presentation “Beatlesongs” by Huff. Combining forces for a performance of movements 1, 8 and 9 of the “Liebeslieder Walzer” by Johannes Brahms will be the Heritage Singers, directed by Chris Clift; the Lenoir City High School Singers, directed by Phil Holloway and members of the Maryville Singers, directed by Ken Hawkins. Representing Knox County Schools will be the Powell High School Singers, under the direction of Jim Kennedy, featuring “I’m a Train” arranged by Knight.

The Maryville College Concert Choir will participate with their version of “I Can Tell the World” by Moses Hogan. “Off Kilter”, a small vocal ensemble of Maryville College, will end the evening with “Hallelujah” by Cohen, which was made popular from the movie “Shrek”. There is no admission fee. For more information regarding upcoming Admissions Events, email or call 865-981-8092. For more information about the festival, please contact Stacey Wilner at 865-091-8151 or email

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