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Knoxville Choral Society holding fall auditions

KNOXVILLE – The Knoxville Choral Society is holding fall auditions for the 2018-2019 season on Tue., Aug 14 and Thur., Aug 16, 2018, beginning at 5:30 PM. Auditions will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1001 Ebenezer Rd. in Knoxville. Openings are available in all voice parts of the 120-voice volunteer choir.

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Since 1951, the Knoxville Choral Society has been honored to share a wide range of choral music with the community. Dedicated to choral performance excellence, the group consisting of over 120 auditioned musicians performs major choral and orchestral works, highlighting a variety of choral literature and styles.

During the 2017-2018 concert season, the Knoxville Choral Society presented a choral masterworks concert under the direction of former artistic director Dr. Eric Thorson. Additionally, the KCS performed Carmina Burana in collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Aida with the Knoxville Opera.

The 2018-2019 season presents the Knoxville Choral Society under the leadership of a new artistic director, Dr. John Orr.

“The Knoxville Choral Society creates an opportunity for singers to participate in the highest caliber of choral concerts in our area,” says Dr. John Orr, Knoxville Choral Society Artistic Director. “We are looking for artistic, creative singers who love choral music of all kinds, and who want to connect with each other in the creative expression of the choral arts.”

Additional information about the 2018-2019 concert season is available at

Rehearsals take place most Monday evenings, August-May from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Auditions will include an assessment of vocal quality, sight-reading, and tonal memory drills. No prepared piece is required for the audition. For more information and to reserve an audition time, please visit, email or call 865-312-2440.

The Knoxville Choral Society is an auditioned choir that has been bringing the joy and wonder of choral music to East Tennessee since 1951. They are dedicated to maintaining a rich tradition of choral excellence for both their members and audiences.

Published July 18, 2018

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