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The Paramount Chamber Players Presents "Singing in the Spring"

April 6, 2017 - April 9, 2017

The Paramount Chamber Players (TPCP) present Singing in the Spring, a program featuring Bella Voce of the Highlands Youth Ensemble, Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy (MECCA) in four Tri-Cities venues on April 6-9, 2017.
What better way to celebrate the art of singing and instrumental melody than with the voices of young people? Local composer, Beth McCoy has written a new work, Five Celtic Songs, especially for The Paramount Chamber Players and Bella Voce of the Highlands Youth Ensemble, Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy. Following this premier, we showcase tenor Thomas O’Neill, the winner of the 2016 Paramount Chamber Players Award singing Friendly Persuasions by American composer, Jake Heggie. In addition, the ensemble will reprise Ann Holler’s Souvenirs of Faith, an instrumental song fest of gospel hymn tunes. We top off the concert by getting our instruments singing the tunes of the great melodist Johannes Brahms in his Piano Quartet in G minor. Truly “Singing in the Spring!”
The Paramount Chamber Players welcome guest violist David Kovac, professor at East Tennessee State University as well as local favorite violinists Cameron Lugo and David Lugo. Players appearing in the concert: Craig W. Combs, piano; George Figueroa, violin; Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; Eugene Jones, clarinet; Thomas Maternik, cello; Catherine McGlasson, viola; and Rebecca Paluzzi, flute.
Performances are Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN; Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnson City,TN; Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Paramount Center in Bristol, TN; and Sunday, April 9 at 3:00 p.m. as part of the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA.
Students are admitted free at all venues. Tickets are available at the door for all performances for $15/General Admission, $12/Seniors. Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series performance on Sunday afternoon are available at the door for $10 for general admission. Advance tickets may be purchased at ParamountBristol.org for the Paramount Center performance or at the box office.
Venue Information:
Paramount Bristol
518 State Street
Bristol, TN, 37620


April 6, 2017
April 9, 2017
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