MC Division of Fine Arts to present “A Maryville Christmas”
Maryville College’s Division of Fine Arts will present “A Maryville Christmas” on Tues., Dec. 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for area students, and free for children 5 and under. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff, although a printed ticket is required for admission. To purchase tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.
The concert will include performances of classic carols and holiday favorites, as well as renditions of contemporary musical celebrations. The program includes “The Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah, by George Frideric Handel; “Gaudete” from the Piae Cantiones, 1582, arranged by Michael Engelhardt; “O Come All Ye Faithful,” arranged by John Rutter; “A Christmas Festival,” arranged by Leroy Anderson; “All is Well” by Michael W. Smith; “Appalachian Carol” by Dan Goeller; “Grown-Up Christmas List” by David Foster and Linda-Thompson Jenner; and more. The program will also include a dramatic monologue.
During the concert, which will include festive holiday decorations and costumes, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a fun sing-along with the performers, and there will be a guest appearance by Santa Claus!
Seven Maryville College music ensembles will perform, including:
The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner
The Orchestra at Maryville College, directed by Alan Eleazer
The Maryville College Community Chorus, directed by Alan Eleazer
The MC3Band, directed by Eric Simpson
The Scottie Singers, directed by Martha Robinson
The Highlander Chorale, directed by Jill Purvis
Students from the Maryville College Theatre Department, directed by Heather McMahon
“This year’s ‘A Maryville Christmas’ is sure to entertain!” said Eric Simpson, lecturer in music education and director of bands at MC. “It will feature over 150 performers from Maryville College and the surrounding community performing songs to ring in the Christmas season. With music spanning from the 1500s to today, this concert provides something for everyone!”