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The Knoxville Choral Society Performs American And Appalachian Choral Music

Melony Dodson talks with Conductors, John Orr and Andrew Duncan

The Knoxville Choral Society (KCS) and Knoxville Chamber Chorale will perform a concert of American and Appalachian choral music on Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm at Central Bearden Baptist Church in Knoxville. The program will feature music by Shawn Kirchner, Stephen Paulus, and Andrew Duncan, as well as arrangements of popular songs by Ruthie Foster, Bob Dylan, and more.

Additionally, the KCS Scholarship Winners will perform on the concert. Mezzo-soprano, Rhiane West, will sing songs by Charles Ives and Robert Schumann. Pianist, Nia Brown, will perform Chopin's Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op.27, No.2. And lastly, clarinetist, Sam O'Hare, will perform the Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano by Phillippe Gaubert.

Additional information about the concert and the KCS Scholarship program, as well as tickets, can be found online at: https://www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org/

Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.