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The Knoxville Choral Society presents a diverse program of contemporary choral music


Melony Dodson talks with John Orr, Artistic Director and conductor of the Knoxville Choral Society, about their upcoming performance on November 3 and 5. The central idea of "Uncaged" is centered around "freeing yourself from different types of cages."

The Knoxville Choral Society (KCS) will present their Fall concert titled "Uncaged" this Friday, November 3rd at Central Baptist Church in Knoxville and also Sunday, November 5th at Community Church at Tellico Village in Loudon. The program aims to showcase the ensemble's diversity of styles and features music by contemporary choral composers, such as Eric Whitacre, Elaine Hagenberg, Kyle Pederson, and more. The KCS will also be joined by choirs from Lenoir City High School and Bearden High School.

Artistic Director and conductor, John Orr, says that the overall theme of the concert is the redemptive of idea of freeing oneself from different types of "cages."

Tickets and additional information are available 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.