The Maryville College Concert Choir will host the annual Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival, which will include choirs from area high schools and colleges. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Clayton Center Box Office by calling 865.981.8590. Admission is free for MC faculty, staff and students, although a printed ticket is required for admission.
The festival will serve to increase awareness about Good Neighbors of Blount County. The mission of Good Neighbors is to help lift Blount County neighbors out of a temporary crisis and to provide resources to maintain and/or increase their ability to cope with the challenges of everyday life. The organization seeks do this in an atmosphere of love and respect, building partnerships and by advocating for social justice within Blount County. Good Neighbors is funded by local area churches, individuals, BCEAC, United Way and other civic groups. Representing Good Neighbors and serving as guest speaker at the concert will be the executive director, Rev. Lisa R. Blackwood. Donations for Good Neighbors of Blount County are greatly appreciated.
In addition to the College’s Concert Choir and vocal ensemble Off Kilter, participants include choirs from Heritage High School, Powell High School, William Blount High School, Alcoa High School, Maryville High School and Pellissippi State Community College.