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Milligan concert choir to perform with Symphony of the Mountains

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 31, 2009) – In a special spring celebration, The Milligan College Concert Choir will perform with the Symphony of the Mountains on April 4, at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tenn.

Performance pieces will include Bach’s G minor Fugue, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.” In addition to the vocals of the Milligan choir, the Voices of the Mountains will perform under the direction of W. Patrick Flannagan.

The Milligan Concert Choir is under the direction of John Wakefield, associate professor of music at Milligan. Wakefield is a veteran of many years as a choral conductor in Illinois, California and Ohio. He is active in the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Church Music Conference, and The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada.

The Milligan choir upholds a long tradition as an outstanding college choir. At the invitation of the President, the choir has sung at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, and toured throughout England, with special performances in Coventry Cathedral and in the Civic Centre of the City of Birmingham.

For more information, contact the Milligan College music department at 423.461.8723 ormusic@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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