Voices of the Mountains: The 200-Year Wonders

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Voices of the Mountains will perform their fall program on Saturday, November 6th, 8 PM at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport. This November concert will honor the 200th birthday of three important musical figures: Frederic Francois Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Samuel Sebastian Wesley.  All three composers made significant and influential contributions to music during the 19th century.  Chopin was most active in France, Schumann in Germany, and Wesley in England.  Although they were contemporaries, the music of each composer is very distinctive.  This program will highlight some of their contributions to choral music and will include both sacred and secular selections.  This concert will also include one choral work from yet another rival composer, Franz Liszt.

Voices of the Mountains is directed by W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of music at King College in Bristol, TN.  Flannagan has been on the faculty at King since 1982 and is the founding conductor of Voices of the Mountains, a chorus affiliated with Symphony of the Mountains.  Both Voices and Symphony are preparing for the annual Holiday Concert that will take place  Saturday, December 4th at Toy F. Reid Employee Center in Kingsport.