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Repertoire

Bach
Christmas Oratorio
Cantata No. 140, Sleepers! Wake!
Cantata No. 4, Christ Lay in Death’s Dark Prison
Magnificat
B Minor Mass

Respighi
Laud to the Nativity

Thompson
The Peaceable Kingdom

Vaughn Williams Hodie
Mass in G Minor
Serenade to Music

Faure
Requiem

Durufle
Requiem

Mozart
Requiem Mass in D Minor

Handel
Messiah
Utrecht Jubilate

Dvorak
Te Deum

Haydn
Creation
Lord Nelson Mass

Beethoven
Mass in C Major
Serenade to Music

Mendelssohn
Elijah
St. Paul

Bernstein
Chichester Psalms

Performances with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra include:

  • Orff’s Carmina Burana
  • Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
  • Brahms’s Requiem
  • Verdi’s Requiem
  • Kodaly’s Psalms Hungaricus
  • Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
  • Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “The Symphony of a Thousand”
  • Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast
  • The annual Clayton Holiday Concerts in December
  • Other holidays and special occasions such as the Independence Day concert

Special performances include:

  • Carnegie Hall Performance of Verdi Requiem with Mass Chorus
  • East Tennessee Baptist Hospital 25th Anniversary
  • American Guild of Organist Conventions
  • American Choral Directors Association Convention
  • St. Mary’s Hospital 50th Anniversary Sacred Music Festival
  • Two performances at the 1982 World’s Fair
  • 1986 Southern Division Conference of American Choral Directors Association
  • Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, with the Knoxville Opera Company

Commissioned works include:

American Essay
by Nancy Van de Vate

Episodes – Jesus Christ
by David Van Vactor, Composer Laureate of Tennessee

The Fields of Heaven
by Daniel Gawthrop, in honor of the KCS’ 50th Anniversary

Chronicles of Blue and Gray
by John Purifoy, in honor of our Director, Dr. Eric Thorson

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