Upcoming Musical Programs
Composer Mary McDonald Coming to Tates Creek
Please mark your calendars right now to attend our worship services at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM on April 2. The outstanding composer and artist, Mary McDonald, will be with us for the entire day. Mary is one of the premiere choral and keyboard composers in our country. You have seen her name many times in our bulletin as she has composed or arranged 22 pieces of choral music in our library and our recent Christmas cantata, Jesus! The Advent of the Messiah, was a new work composed by her last year.
In addition to her work as a composer, she is an outstanding pianist, organist, and conductor. And…Mary is a lot of fun! She loves to laugh and tell great stories. More importantly, Mary is a strong Christian and loves to tell the story of Jesus and His love through her musical gifts. When not traveling, she is involved in a local church music ministry in the Knoxville area.
She will be working with our choir on Saturday, April 1, as we prepare to present her music in our Sunday morning worship and the concert. Please note the concert will start at 6:00 PM that night! We have looked forward to Mary’s time with us for a long time and pray that you will do your best to be here and bring friends with you. We also plan to invite area churches to join us.
Metrognomes Present Their Spring Concert
On May 5, at 7:30 PM, we will host the Metrognomes for their annual spring concert. Due to a scheduling glitch, they were unable to perform in our recent Christmas Collage, so we hope you will enjoy their spring concert as they present a lot of big band and jazz tunes. We have developed a special relationship with this excellent band and their director, Doug Oatley, former music teacher at Tates Creek High School. Doug has recruited many of his outstanding former music students to play in this ensemble. Our own church member, Willow Cooper has played in the band for several years. Bring a friend and prepare to tap your foot to their rhythms.