On October 1st our sanctuary will be filled with choral sound, as we welcome the 54-voice ETSU Chorale to our Sunday service. The group will provide our Prelude, Offertory and Postlude and will lend their voices to our hymns, as well. Please come and welcome them.
The ETSU Chorale has long been recognized as one of the finest university ensembles in the United States. The choir has toured both nationally and internationally, and appeared in numerous state and national conferences. The group performs in a variety of styles and genres, ranging from music of the Renaissance to newly composed works. In January of 2015 the choir toured New York and Washington D.C. and performed in some of the nation's most beautiful venues including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, as well as the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The Chorale is a featured performing-ensemble at the 2016 Tennessee Music Educator's Association's conference in Nashville.
The Chorale is conducted by Dr. Matthew Potterton, who became the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities in 2013. He continues to build on a long tradition of outstanding choral singing at ETSU. Members of the Chorale are chosen through a selective audition process and must be dedicated to the highest level of artistry.