2018 Concert: American Spirituals with Everett McCorvey

2018 Concert: American Spirituals with Everett McCorvey

Knoxville Handel Society, a multi-generational community choir, returns to The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus for its fall concert of American Spirituals.

The performance of Haydn’s Creation on April 29 opened the Cathedral Concert Series to a standing-room-only audience. It was thrilling to witness the oratorio in the beautiful sacred space of Sacred Heart.

If you experienced The Creation with KHS, the impact of that evening has had profound effect. Choir, soloists, orchestra and conductor Wendell Boertje were invigorated by the eager faces of the audience. It was intimate and deeply moving. Knoxville Handel Society continues to present dynamic masterworks and promote the Choral Arts.

Dr. Everett McCorvey is Guest Conductor for American Spirituals Concert November 18

Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is the setting for the American Spirituals Concert. Everett McCorvey is Guest Conductor. McCorvey is founder and Music Director of internationally recognized American Spiritual Ensemble, a dynamic group of professional musicians. Four soloists from American Spiritual Ensemble will join Knoxville Handel Society to add vibrancy to this performance of American Negro Spirituals on November 18. Well-known spirituals will be powerfully presented by Knoxville Handel Society. This concert will stir hearts and spirits, and encourages broader participation in the community. Purchase tickets early to ensure your enjoyment of a spectacular event!

Tickets are available now through Knoxville Tickets at 865.656.4444 or online.
Purchase tickets here at knoxvilletickets.com.

Adults $20; groups of 4 or more $15; College students $10; K-12 Students no charge. NO CHARGE tickets for Students K -12 must be ordered in person at the Thompson-Boling Arena Box Office.

Everett McCorvey: a passion for music and creativity

Everett McCorvey: a passion for music and creativity

Dr. Everett McCorvey describes his early music career and a relentless pursuit of musical excellence.

The American Spiritual Concert on November 18 at 7:00 PM is an event of the Cathedral Concert Series at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Cathedral Concert Series provides the community with opportunities to enjoy sacred and classical music and to support Community Arts. Knoxville Handel Society will present a program of well-loved spirituals, and introduce ones which may become your new favorites. Music is a universal language, with the power to unify and heal. It forges bonds of brotherhood through faith and art and inspires dialog. A special invitation is extended to our African-American community to attend this event.

Sacred Heart Cathedral’s vision for enabling arts organizations has been a gift to the Knoxville metropolitan community. Dedicated in March 2018, Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is an exquisite sacred space. Their extension of hospitality for the arts has created opportunities for greater community.