Unitarian Universalist Choral Fest

Come and Sing…with UUs, 2016

A Project of the Music Department, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

We did it last year, and we’re doing it again!  The goal is to round up all of the East Tennessee UU choristers into one room – to sing, to socialize and to get to know each other.  Join us at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church as we host Choral Fest, 2016!

The Choral Fest Schedule

Friday August 12   

Arrival                   6:30-7:00pm

Rehearsal              7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m

Saturday August 13    

Breakfast               8:30 – 9:15am, Breakfast provided

Rehearsal              9:30- 11:30am (+15 minute break)

Lunch                    11:30– 12:30pm

Break Out              12:30 – 2:30pm (+15 minute break)

& Workshops

Rehearsal               3:00 – 4:00pm

Sunday August 14

Warm up                10:00 a.m. (TVUUC)

Service Begins        11:00 a.m.

Music selections will include:

How Can I keep From Singing, arr. Gwyneth Walker

Yonder Come Day, traditional

Warm-up, Leonard Berenstein

Who we Are, Ysase Barnwell

How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place, Brahms

Leslie Gengozian, Director of Music, TVUUC.  Leslie spent many years as a professional choral singer in Atlanta, Georgia.  Her repertoire has included several of the larger choral classics, as well as contemporary and German art song.  At TVUUC she directs the choir, promotes volunteerism from musicians within the congregation, and enjoys bringing area musicians into the TVUUC services.  She remains an active performer, as a fiddler and vocalist with Exit 65 and Tennessee Schmaltz.

Will Dunklin, Music Program Assistant, TVUUC. Will was TVUUC’s Director of Music 1995-2000 and Interim Director of Music 2005-2006.  He now accompanies from the piano and organ, assists in service planning and in music program administration. Will is also an architect who consults on church design, pipe organ installation and acoustics in sacred spaces.

David Ensley, Music Director, ORUUC and Foothils UU Fellowship. David has extensive experience in choral music, as an accompanist, singer, arranger, and conductor. His repertoire includes major choral works as well as sacred choral standards. He has sung with choruses and vocal ensembles all over East Tennessee. He has also performed in a number of operatic and music theater roles. David has done extensive study and performance of Gregorian chant and choral music of the Renaissance.

Anne Hudzinski Scott, Music Director, Westside UU Church and Children’s Choir Director, ORUUC.  Anne is on a journey to follow her calling into music ministry.  She has performed with numerous vocal ensembles in styles ranging from jazz and opera to classical and a cappella.  Anne currently performs with the Knoxville Choral Society & Knoxville Chamber Chorale as well as ORUUC’s Mighty House Band, Choir, and Quartet.  Anne has a strong interest in building community through music, intergenerational music, and musical meditation.

Fees and Printed Music:  To cover the expense of printed music and administrative needs, we are asking each chorister for a donation of $25.  Your music will be yours to keep.

Financial assistance may be available, please inquire.

Enroll Now!  We look forward to seeing you all, again!