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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-winter 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.

Upcoming Events

FOMA: City of Ashes

FOMA Presents: City of Ashes Thursday, September 12, and Friday, September 13 Tickets: $30 The 2019-2020 season of Friends of...

FOMA: Aaron Tan, Monday, April 29, 2019

FOMA Presents: Aaron Tan Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:30 pm Free and Open to the Public Winner of the 2018...

The Men and Boys Choir of New College, Oxford

Tickets Available Now! Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 pm Come hear the Men and Boys choir of New College, Oxford. This...

Vienna Boys Choir

Vienna Boys Choir 2019 Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm Church of the Ascension is proud to host The Vienna Boys...

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