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'Many Moods of Christmas' to be Roane Choral holiday concert

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“The Many Moods of Christmas” will be presented by Roane Choral Society at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Roane State Community College theater on the main campus in Roane County.

Tellico Village First Baptist Church choir members will also perform in this event.

Classic carols arranged by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett will be presented. The choral group will be accompanied by members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.  

Eugene Hattaway will lead the Roane Choral Society as music director/conductor for his second season. He is minister of music at Tellico Village First Baptist Church and director of the Whitestone Singers and the Knoxville Nativity Pageant.  

Mary Hook begins her second year as accompanist for the group. She is pianist/organist at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Kingston.  She has been active as a teacher, soloist and accompanist with extensive performance experience.

Roane Choral Society is a non-profit organization which provides grants to music programs in area schools each year. Through musical excellence, diversity and a commitment to education, the society seeks to develop greater involvement and interest in choral events within the community.

Roane Choral Society is a recipient of limited funding provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission. The Christmas concert is funded in part by a grant from the commission.

To help defray additional concert expenses, the group depends on the generosity of the community.  Tickets will not be sold, but a donation of $10 per adult and $5 per student will be appreciated.