To show visitors and Blount County residents what is on the horizon for the Clayton Center for the Arts, the directors put together a sample of “Christmas future,” which was hosted by the Blount County Public Library.
The Clayton Center Holiday Sampler was intended as a preview of some of the types of professional offerings which will soon be possible at the new Clayton Center for the Arts. The program began on Nov. 30 and runs through Monday, Dec. 14. The sampler offered a varied selection of holiday programs including instrumental music, dramatic readings, and vocal music.
The Roseman Strings Jazz Trio opened the series on Nov. 30 with a jazz performance of multi-national holiday music. The trio includes Dr. Barry Roseman on violin; Will Yeager on bass; and Harold Nagge on guitar.
“A Christmas Memory” dramatic reading was performed on Tuesday, Dec. 1, by Robert Hutchens, executive director of the new Clayton Center for the Arts and an actor. On Thursday, Dec. 3, Alex and John Cherry Vocal Duet featured a selection of holiday classics as well as a sing-along. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Eagleton Elementary Fourth Grade Choir, directed by Kim Juday, was the entertainment in the morning and the William Blount High School Beginning Choir performed in the afternoon.
Today, Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m., the Eagleton Elementary Fifth Grade Choir, directed by Kim Juday, performs in the Reading Rotunda. Then at 12:30 p.m., the William Blount High School Singers, directed by Carol Bellgrau, will perform.
On Friday, Dec. 11, William Blount High School Cadence, directed by Carol Bellgrau, will perform at 10:30 a.m.
On Monday, Dec. 14, All That Jazz Show Choir, directed by Jayne Rahe, will perform at 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Rotunda.