Pellissippi State Community College presents the third performance in its 2011-12 free music series with the Oct. 27 staging of the Fall Choral Concert.
Always an audience favorite, the annual event features a variety of music styles, including compositions from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods and the 20th century.
Both of the student vocal groups—the 65-voice Concert Chorale and the 40-voice Variations Ensemble—perform, in addition to selected student soloists. The concert offers piano accompaniment highlighting works by historical composers Haydn, Handel and Hassler, as well as contemporary pieces by Ola Gjeilo and Mark Hayes.
The Variations Ensemble premieres much of the concert literature the group will be performing on tour in Germany during Spring Break in March 2012.
Pianists will perform on Steinway pianos, thanks to Pellissippi State’s status as an All Steinway School. The Pellissippi State Foundation kicked off the All Steinway School fundraising campaign in 2010 in order to elevate the college’s Music program to world-class status. The community college now boasts 13 Steinway pianos in studios, practice rooms and performance venues.
Not only is Pellissippi State the premier All Steinway community college in Tennessee, but it is also the fourth All Steinway community college in the nation and one of only about 120 All Steinway colleges and universities in the world.
The Fall Choral Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Ample free parking is available.
Donations will be accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund. During the 2010-11 academic year, more than 100 music-related scholarships were awarded to more than 80 Pellissippi State students.
For information on the Steinway Maintenance Society, call the Pellissippi State Foundation at (865) 694-6529 or visit www.pstcc.edu/steinway.
For additional information about the concert, call (865) 694-6400.
To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or email@example.com.