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The Knoxville Choral Society Performs Mendelssohn's "Elijah"

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The Knoxville Choral Society and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, featuring Metropolitan opera Bass-baritone, David Crawford, in the title role. Conductor and music director, John Orr, estimates that one-hundred twenty people are in the choir for this performance, including eight additional soloists from within the choir. Mendelssohn's Elijah is a large and dramatic work that depicts events of the prophet Elijah.

The performance is Friday, November 8th at 7:30pm at Central Bearden Baptist Church. Tickets and information at http://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.