This free-admission concert is presented by Home Federal Bank

“I think we learn to know each other better; I think we learn to appreciate each other’s culture better,” – Brian Salesky

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM
New Covenant Baptist Church
10319 Starkey Ln Knoxville, TN 37932

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Shown below are photos from Knoxville Opera Goes to Church…A Celebration of Talent! at Greater Warner Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church on October 24, 2010

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Photo by Emily-Rose Bennett, Special to the News Sentinel. Soloist Evelyn Jack practices “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” for the 1st Annual Knoxville Opera Goes to Church…A Celebration of Talent!


What do you get when you combine the glorious sounds of gospel and the magnificence of opera?

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Knoxville Opera Maestro Brian Salesky talks about 2009′s “Knoxville Opera Goes to Church…A Celebration of Talent!,” as gospel choir members practice.

Multiple standing ovations by a crowd of 1,000 that have shouted “hallelujah” at the three previous performances of Knoxville Opera Goes to Church…A Celebration of Talent! The 5th annual concert, sponsored by Home Federal Bank, will feature the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir and local soloists together with Knoxville Opera artists in a unique presentation of gospel, spirituals, opera and Broadway highlights. The free-admission concert, one of Knoxville Opera’s yearly 75 education/outreach activities, will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the New Covenant Baptist Church.

Jeanie Turner Melton along with Knoxville Opera Maestro Brian Salesky, will conduct the 50-voice Gospel Choir. “We are the only opera company in the world that has its own Gospel Choir and we’re proud to present our eclectic repertoire featuring outstanding local and visiting guest artists. Our performances are an inspiration to both the performers and our very enthusiastic audience. We make sure to give them something to cheer about!” said Ms. Melton.

For more information, contact Knoxville Opera Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Michael Torano 865|524|0795 ext 28.

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More on 2009′s 1st Inaugural concert:
First-time concert blends opera, choir performances by Amy McRary, Knoxville News Sentinel
Opera Goes to Church: “A Dream Come True”

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