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‘An Irish Spring’ concert, April 15

Milligan Concert Choir

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 10, 2018)—Milligan College’s vocal ensembles will present an afternoon of choral music focused on the rich musical heritage of Ireland on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in the college’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium, located in Seeger Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

The Highlands Youth Ensemble, a community chorus for high school students across the Tri-Cities region, will join Milligan’s Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale for the performance.

Dr. Noah DeLong, Milligan’s vocal ensembles director, said the collaboration came about because several members of the Concert Choir and HYE will travel together to Ireland to perform a concert tour this summer, including a performance at the legendary St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.

“We are excited to have the Highlands Youth Ensemble and their conductor, Jane Morison, join us on this concert and partner with us for the summer tour to Ireland,” said DeLong.

Some notable selections include “Haec Dies,” by Irish composer Charles Wood; “Ubi Caritas,” by the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo; “I Opened My Mouth to the Lord,” an African American spiritual arranged by Lela M. Anderson; and “Dulaman,” an Irish folk song arranged by David Mooney.

The concert also will feature HYE’s ladies’ ensemble, Bella Voce, singing “Amazing Grace” and the mens’ ensemble, MECCA Men, performing “Joshua.” The Milligan Women’s Chorale will feature first year student Elizabeth Dykes on the violin in several pieces, including “Celtic Gloria” arranged by Daniel Rash.

Donations will be accepted at the concert to help cover the cost of the Ireland concert tour. For more information about Milligan art events, visit

Posted by on April 10, 2018.