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The 2018-19 FOMA Season

Friends of Music and the Arts is delighted to host a variety of events for the 2018-19 season, offered in recognition of the Knoxville community’s affection for the liturgical arts. Headlining the season will be appearances by two superlative European choral ensembles. The Vienna Boys Choir will bring the continental choral aesthetic to life in their program on Thursday, March 7. A cultural ambassador for Austria through its touring tradition, the Vienna Boys Choir has a rich and illustrious history (having worked with Mozart, Schubert, and Bruckner, among others). The sonic ideals of the South German/Austrian style cam be compared to the English approach when the Choir of Men and Boys of New College, Oxford, appears on April 2. Both of these extraordinary ensembles will showcase the very best of the choral art.

Being the 30th anniversary year of the dedicatory recital of Ascension’s Wilhelm organ, this year’s season will be framed by two organ recitals. I am pleased to perform on October 2, and of special note will be the concert given on April 29 by Aaron Tan, 2018 prizewinner of the AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. 

Seraph Brass, a women’s ensemble quintet consisting of symphony musicians and university professors from around the country, will bring a mixed program of serious and lighthearted fare to Knoxville in their appearance on November 8.

Ascension’s own choirs will provide seasonal observances this fall for All Hallows’ Eve and the season of Advent and will brighten the mid-winder month of February with the sounds of the seldom-performed double organ masses of Charles-Marie Widor and Louis Vierne

We hope that there might be something of appeal to everyone amongst this year’s programs! And as always, Friends of Music and the Arts expresses appreciation to its many supporters and donors, without whose generosity these events would not be possible.

Ticketed Events

Friends of Music and the Arts is proud to present two highlight events, both of which are ticketed: The Vienna Boys Choir and the Choir of Men and Boys from New College, Oxford. Tickets are available online or through the box office. Student ticket prices are available only through the box office. Bulk ticket purchases for schools must also go through the box office. Please call 865-588-0589 and ask for Andrew Morehead for box office sales. We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AmericanExpress.

  The Vienna Boys Choir Regular
Tickets $30
(Student Tickets $20)

  Men and Boys Choir of New College, Oxford
Regular Tickets $15
(Student Tickets $10)

Upcoming Events

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FOMA: Organ Recital by Mr. James Garvey, Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 PM

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