Kingsport has been fortunate to have a chorus affiliated with its symphony since 1958. When the symphony became regional, the chorus did, also. By merging with the Bristol Concert Choir in 2003, Voices of the Mountains (VOTM) was created as an auditioned, regional chorus affiliated with Symphony of the Mountains. The goal of the chorus is to provide the highest quality choral music to audiences of all ages throughout our region.
Voices of the Mountains sings annually with Symphony of the Mountains at the December holiday concert and one spring concert. Additionally, VOTM performs independently in the fall and spring of each concert season. The repertoire of the chorus varies from Renaissance motets and madrigals, Baroque oratorios, Viennese masses, to modern folk songs. Recent performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria have been well received. An ensemble from Voices of the Mountains performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall in January 2006 and May 2008.
Voices of the Mountains is conducted by W. Patrick Flannagan, Professor of Music at King College, and accompanied by Vicki P. Fey, Co-Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol.