After several successful years, the Men in Song and Women in Song Choral Festivals have combined into one great weekend of singing. This one-day festival, a joint partnership between Milligan and ETSU, is open to singers of any age, from high school through adult. The men’s festival choir will be led by Dr. Noah DeLong from Milligan and Dr. Alan Stevens from ETSU. Kathy May will lead the women’s festival choir. Participants will have the opportunity to fellowship with other singers, build confidence in their vocal abilities and learn new music to perform in a public concert.
Festival registration, which includes music and lunch, is $15 for adults and free for students. Register for Women in Song at www.etsu.edu/cas/music/camps/womeninsong.php and for Men in Song at https://www.etsu.edu/cas/music/camps/meninsong.php.
The finale concert is free and open to the public. It will include performances by Milligan and ETSU vocal ensembles, along with the men’s and women’s festival choirs.
Join the Milligan Concert Choir as they cap their choir tour with a home concert in beautiful Seeger Chapel. Conducted by Dr. Noah DeLong, the choir will present songs of trust and assurance in an uplifting program inspired by Psalm 121. Concert selections will include “He Watching Over Israel” from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” by Moses Hogan, “I Will Lift My Eyes” by Jake Runestad, and many more.
The men of the Milligan College Concert Choir will join forces with other men’s choirs to perform with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. A highlight of the concert will be the Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53, by Johannes Brahms, featuring soloist Karen Smith. Also on the concert will be movements from Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem in D minor, as well as “Love Was My Lord and King” by contemporary American composer Gwyneth Walker.