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Milligan’s a cappella groups present hits through the decades

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 27, 2016)—From barbershop classics to Fab Four hits, Milligan College’s a cappella groups, Heard Mentality and Heritage, will perform a varied collection of songs in a joint spring concert on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Milligan’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

“Milligan’s a cappella groups have become a favorite of audiences, and this upcoming concert will not disappoint,” said Dr. Noah DeLong, director of Heritage. “These vocal ensembles will take listeners on a nostalgic journey through pop favorites from recent decades as we celebrate Milligan’s sesquicentennial year. Also, the groups will combine to close the concert with a Beatles classic.”

Songs include “I’m Sittin’ on Top of the World,” by Ray Henderson, Lewis and Young; “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars; “Moon River” by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini; “My Heart Will Go On,” by James Horner, from the film “Titantic”; as well as “Drive My Car,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “In My Life,” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Heritage, an eight-member mixed ensemble, is Milligan’s premier traveling group. Together, they represent the college throughout the region and country, performing everything from modern worship music to pop a cappella. With more than 30 years of history, the group is regularly sought after for their distinct a cappella style and presentation in churches and community groups.

Heard Mentality is an all-male ensemble directed by Dr. Charlotte Anderson. The a cappella group began in 2007 with mostly barbershop and gospel, and they now also perform pop, jazz, be-bop, sacred hymns, some early music and traditional men’s glee.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college 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 College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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