The American Spiritual Ensemble in concert

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The American Spiritual Ensemble's residency concludes with the ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in All Saints' Chapel.

A lively program that will include nearly 20 arrangements of spirituals and Broadway selections, including favorites such as My Lord, What a Morning, Steal Away, Walk Together Children, Give Me Jesus, and Circle of Life (from The Lion King) by Elton John and Tina Rice. Five local choirs, Sewanee Praise, Sewanee Chorale, the Vocal Ensemble from St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, the University Choir, and the Schola from the School of Theology, will join the ASE for a rousing number, Keep Marchin' Till I Make it Home, by Raymond Wise. Wise was commissioned by the ASE to write the double-choir piece to give the ensemble and host choirs a selection to perform together. The concert will be a dynamic conclusion to the concert and the residency.

The critically acclaimed vocal ensemble, directed by Everett McCorvey, professor of voice, University of Kentucky, has thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals and Broadway numbers. The five-day residency is sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and made possible by University partners All Saints' Chapel, the Office of the Dean of Students, the School of Theology, the Office of the Dean of the College, and by Dr. François S. Clemmons.

The performance is free and open to the public.

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.

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