Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 20, 2014

Music is in the air at Uplands

CROSSVILLE — Music’s in the air this month at Uplands Village, and the grand finale is not to be missed. On Saturday, March 29, over 200 voices will raise the roof with glorious music in a Joyful Jubilee Concert at the nationally-acclaimed Cumberland County Playhouse. This special concert is being co-hosted by Brenda Frye, talented vocalist and Uplands Village Assistant Director of Marketing, and Weslie Webster, Director of Education at Cumberland County Playhouse. The University of Tennessee Men’s Chorale, the Tennessee Tech Chorale and the Cumberland County Community Chorus will be joining them, along with Maestro Michael Ching, current music director of the Nickel City Opera in Buffalo, NY.

The highlight of the concert? Maestro Ching will premier “The Call,” a joint choir composition commissioned by Uplands to celebrate the heritage and contributions of the founder of Uplands Village, Dr. May Cravath Wharton, affectionately known as “The Doctor Woman of the Cumberlands.”

On Friday evening, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Community Church, the public will have a chance to meet Maestro Ching and learn what goes into song composition. Titled “Music: A Composer’s Viewpoint,” the program is being jointly sponsored by the Shalom Center for Continuing Education, Uplands Village, and the music committee of the Pleasant Hill Community Church. This special concert is being co-hosted by Brenda Frye. Frye will sing an aria from Tosca that she worked on with Ching when he was the artistic director of Opera Memphis. The program and reception are being held at the Pleasant Hill Community Church, located on 67 Church Drive, just off Main St. in Pleasant Hill.

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