The Cumberland County Community Chorus, directed by Marty Gibson, recently performed their spring concerts at Grace Community Church, Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church and Crossville First United Methodist Church. 

At the final concert, the Community Chorus was joined by choirs from Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School, directed by Lindsey Akin and Blake Saldana, respectively; and Brown Elementary School’s Select Singers, directed by Rebecca Purdue.

Guest musicians for all three performances were David Odegaard, bass guitar, and Wade England, drums. Community Chorus soloists were Nancy Winn and Jose Rodriguez. Pianist was Annetta Deck.

Concert music included songs from “Hair,” “The Lion King,” Pentatonix, “Sesame Street” and traditional American folksongs.  

The Community Chorus announced its 2019 scholarship recipients — Hunter Kief, Marlena Mennici and Robert Zecher, all graduating seniors at Stone Memorial High School. 

This scholarship program, established in 2012, helps further the education of local high school seniors interested in pursuing a college degree in music vocals, performance or education. Cumberland County Community Chorus is a 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition and advocacy.

The Cumberland County Community Chorus will perform next at 6:30 p.m. July 3 for the Fourth of July/Veterans Benefit concert at the Art Circle Public Library’s amphitheater.

Stay current with the chorus’ performance schedule at and like them on Facebook. Their winter and spring concerts are performed at several venues in Crossville and Fairfield Glade each year. The chorus sings a variety of music — sacred, spiritual, patriotic, pop, Broadway and motion picture medleys. Interested in singing with the group? Contact director Marty Gibson at to arrange an audition.

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