A Cappella choir to perform

The Carson-Newman University A Cappella Choir will perform at First Baptist Church of Knoxville on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 in the 11 a.m. worship service and a 7 p.m. concert. The church is located at 510 West Main Street.

The choir is a group of 28 singers selected by competitive auditions from the student body and represent a variety of academic disciplines.

“The Carson-Newman A Cappella Choir is in constant demand for appearances at conventions, civic clubs, schools and churches,” said Tom Ogburn, senior pastor of First Baptist of Knoxville. “We are honored to have them join us for worship on the last Saturday in October.”

The conductor of the A Cappella Choir, Eric Thorson, is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Carson-Newman University. He is also the conductor of the Men’s Chorus, Oratorio Chorus, and teaches classes in conducting and music education.

In the services, the choir’s performance will feature classical Christian hymns, such as “Be Thou My Rock” by Mary McDonald and “Prayer of Thankful Praise” by Hal Hopson.

For more information, call (865) 546-9661.