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Festival Choir to Perform Nov. 13 Concert
November 5, 2022

The Walters State Festival Choir will perform “Chronicles of Blue and Gray” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at First Presbyterian Church of Morristown. The performance features the choir, soloists and a duet, all backed by a chamber orchestra. Admission is free and tickets are not required.
“Chronicles of Blue and Gray” blends spirituals, folk songs and anthems of the American Civil War with original music drawn from speeches by Abraham Lincoln and letters written by soldiers fighting on both sides. The music includes a conversation between General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee. Also profiled in the work families divided by the war, with members serving in both armies. The piece was written by John Purifoy, a Knoxville composer.  
Alan Eleazer, former choral director at Maryville College, will conduct the choir. 
The Walters State Festival Choir is comprised of community members from throughout the Walters State service area who enjoy choral music.
For more information, contact the Walters State Division of Humanities at 423-585-6947.