ETSU Chorale to perform at Elizabethton church Sunday

Johnson City Press • Sep 23, 2019 at 5:09 PM

The East Tennessee State University Chorale will be in Elizabethton this weekend, as they perform several selections on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.

The chorale is expected to perform “Agnus Dei,” which was composed by a student member of the group. It will be the first time Micah Mehl’s work is performed in public. The group will also perform Sara Teasdale’s poem, “There Will Come Soft Rain”; “The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee,” by Jean Berger; “Witness,” arrangement by Jack Halloran; and “Indodana,” arrangement by Michael Barrett and Ralf Schmitt.

The ETSU Chorale is directed by Matthew Potterton, and is considered one of the best university ensembles in the country. In 2015, they performed in New York and Washington D.C., and were chosen to perform for the Tennessee Music Educators Association All-State Conference in Nashville in 2016.

This year, they performed in Wales during the Llangollen International Choral Festival — one of the most impactful music conferences in the world.

The performance is open to the public, and will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 29. The church is located at 119 W. F Street. For more information, contact the Rev. Brian Wyatt at 423-741-5076 or email brian@fpcelizabethton.org.