• Who: Appalachian Men’s Ensemble
• What: “Yuletide Fires” concerts
• Where: First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport and Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 210 S. Roan St., Johnson City
• When: Thursday in Kingsport and Friday in Johnson City
• How much: Suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The Appalachian Men’s Ensemble — or AMEn — will continue its sixth season with “Yuletide Fires,” presented in two concerts on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 200 W Church Circle, Kingsport, and on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Munsey Memorial United Methodist, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City.
AMEn is an all-male vocal ensemble of auditioned voices from throughout the greater Tri-Cities area. The choir was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to performing a wide range of choral repertoire — both sacred and secular — from the late Middles Ages to the present. AMEn is conducted by Dr. Noah DeLong and accompanied by Bryan Underwood.
With a wide-ranging program of seasonal music, “Yuletide Fires” will include old and new favorites to warm your heart. Highlights will include “Caroling, Caroling,” “I Saw Three Ships” and “Silver Bells.” The works of two Canadian composers will also be featured with Diane Loomer’s “Yuletide Fires” and Frances Farrell’s “Winter Proverbs,” a suite of four songs that depict the many shades of winter. In addition, the choir will perform a new arrangement of “Silent Night” in honor of the 200th anniversary of the beloved carol.
Concert admission is by donation basis, with suggested donations of $10 for adults and $5 for students). The Appalachian Men’s Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by generous donors from across the region. Concert updates and additional information about AMEn can be found at www.AppMensEnsemble.org, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AMEnEnsemble, or by email at AppalachianMensEnsemble@gmail.com.