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Almost one year has passed since the fledgling community choir, Knoxville Handel Society, brought its first concert, Handel’s Messiah Parts 2 & 3, to the Tennessee Theatre. With a commitment to perform choral masterworks and to promote Choral Art, Knoxville Handel Society presented a concert of best-loved classical masterworks November 12, accompanied by orchestra and magnificent pipe organ.

Spring Concert, April 29 at Sacred Heart Cathedral

We are elated to announce our Spring Concert, The Creation, by Franz Joseph Haydn. The oratorio will be performed Sunday, April 29 at 7:00 PM in the newly completed Sacred Heart Cathedral. Many of you have watched the progress of this impressive structure over two years of construction. It is a dream come true to anticipate singing in this inspiring sacred space. We are extending this extraordinary opportunity for you to be part of the first performance of the Cathedral Concert Series in the new Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral. The multi-generational KHS choir will be enhanced by 30-piece orchestra and professional soloists: Jami Rogers-Anderson, soprano; Michael Bundon, tenor; and Andrew Wentzel, bass. Wendell Boertje, KHS Music Director, will conduct.

The Creation is the highly esteemed oratorio depicting the Creation of the world, based on the Genesis biblical account of creation, and John Milton’s poem, Paradise Lost. The KHS performance will include selected solos and choruses, somewhat abbreviated, due to the original score being quite lengthy.

Tickets for The Creation are available online at KnoxvilleTickets.com or by calling Knoxville Tickets at 865.656.4444. Adults $20; groups of 4 or more $15; College students $10; K-12 Students no charge. We encourage purchase of tickets in advance due to the expectation of a large audience.