The Oak Ridge Chorus Celebrates With John Rutter's "Gloria"
John Rutter's Gloria was commissioned in 1974 by a community chorus similar in size to that of the Oak Ridge Chorus. It was Rutter's first US commission and the Gloria introduced Rutter's music to American audiences, thanks to choral conductor Mel Olson, who was the commissioner. An exuberant and celebratory piece, the choir is accompanied by an ensemble of eight brass, organ, and percussion. Often performed at Christmastime, the Oak Ridge Chorus, led by Seth O'Kegley, will present this work, along with several other holiday favorites, Saturday, December 7th at 7:30pm at St. Stephens Episcopal in Oak Ridge, 212 N Tulane Ave. Tickets and information at http://orcma.org