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Tunes, ads from the old days on tap for Roane Choral concert

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Roane Choral Society invites the public to its studio audience at the “WRCS radio station” for favorite music and commercials of the good old days.

Venue choices in Spring City and Kingston are offered for performances of “Turn Your Radio On.”

Spring City activities will be in Tennessee Valley Theatre at 184 W. Jackson Ave. on April 20.

A barbecue dinner will be available for $7 beginning at 5 p.m. The after-dinner concert starts at 7; admission is $10 per person.

Call 423-591-0437 or 423-280-2719 for Spring City performance tickets and reservations.

Friends and relatives are welcome on April 27 to two performances in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 W. Spring St.

Reservations for either the 2 or 7 p.m. performances are available  by calling 354-0679 or 354-0250.

Admission is $15 and includes desserts and coffee with the musical entertainment.

Eugene Hattaway is in his fourth season as music director/conductor of the Roane Choral Society. His direction encourages singers to bring a lot of energy to the music.

Hattaway is minister of music at Tellico Village First Baptist Church, as well as director of the Whitestone Singers and the Knoxville Nativity Pageant.

Slade Trammell, an accomplished pianist in his first season with Roane Choral Society, is director of choirs at Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile and a faculty member at Roane State Community College.

Trammell will be joined by bassist Cheryl Dow  and percussionist Dennis Dow, both of whom helped make a rousing success of Roane Choral Society’s April 2012 concert.

Roane Choral Society, a nonprofit organization, encourages the appreciation, study and performance of music in area schools by giving annual scholarships.

The Society enjoys the opportunity to enrich the community through presentation of great music and depends on the generosity of the community to help defray expenses of concerts.

A recipient of limited funding by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Roane Choral Society encourages public support of the arts in Tennessee.