The 2010-2011 free concert series offered by Pellissippi State Community College resumes on Feb. 22 with the Winter Choral Concert. For the second year, two high school choirs will be guest performers at the event. This year’s concert features appearances by students from Bearden High School and Heritage High School.
During the hour-long concert, each of the young choirs will perform a 15-minute set of selections. Also presenting 15-minute sets are Pellissippi State’s two student choirs, the Concert Chorale and Variations Ensemble.
Included in the Variation Ensemble’s set will be music the students plan to perform during their upcoming spring break tour of Paris and the Normandy region of France. The evening’s finale brings the high school performers onstage to join Pellissippi State’s choirs.
Bill Brewer, the college’s Music program coordinator, started the tradition last year of inviting choirs from area high schools to perform at the annual Winter Choral Concert. Each year’s performance features students from two different high schools, and new schools are invited each academic year.
Remaining concerts in the 2010-2011 Pellissippi State free series:
- March 3, Student Showcase Honors Recital
- March 29, Jazz Band and Bluegrass Concert
- April 14, Small Instrumental Ensembles Concert
- April 28, Spring Choral Concert
Like all events in the series, admission to the Winter Choral Concert is free. However, donations will be accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund. For the 2010-11 academic year, the Foundation awarded more than 100 music-related scholarships to more than 80 Pellissippi State students.
In 2010, the Foundation launched the All Steinway School campaign, which seeks to elevate the Music program to world-class status by raising $600,000 for the placement of 13 Steinway pianos in studios, practice rooms and performance venues. If successful, Pellissippi State will become the first All Steinway community college in Tennessee, the fourth All Steinway community college in the nation, and one of only approximately 120 All Steinway colleges and universities in the world.
All performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The Feb. 22 concert begins at 7 p.m. Parking is convenient and free.
For information about participating in or giving to the All Steinway School campaign, call the Pellissippi State Foundation at (865) 694-6529 or visit www.pstcc.edu/steinway.