Nashville Sings Showcases Area's Popular Choral Groups
NASHVILLE SINGS SHOWCASES AREA’S POPULAR CHORAL GROUPS; FEATURES RARE LOCAL PREFORMANCE FROM FISK JUBILEE SINGERS
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22, 12 – Choral groups from Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and other organizations will showcase their vocal talents at Nashville Sings, a day-long choral extravaganza, on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cumberland Park, located at 592 South First St.
The inaugural event is presented by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) as part of the Artober Nashville celebration.
“Nashville is a city of great voices. Nashville Sings is a new event that will highlight the many outstanding choral groups we have here and provide a great day of entertainment for the whole family,” said Jennifer Cole, executive director of Metro Arts.
The MNPS choral groups will perform their favorite hits in true Glee Club fashion. Also appearing on stage are the MET Singers, Music City Chorus, Nashville Singers, Nashville in Harmony and Nashville native Noelle LaRae. The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers will close the show at 3 p.m.
“The faculty, staff and parents at I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet School look for ways to enhance and empower our students through the arts. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to grow through a musical enrichment activity available to them beyond the choir classroom,” said Ted Murcray, principal. “Being a part of this inaugural arts event will provide positive exposure and an opportunity for growth and validation to our kids that the community is a partner encouraging their study of music.”
The show schedule is as follows:
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: MNPS Elementary Chorus
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet Middle School (ITC) and William Henry Oliver Middle School
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: MET Singers
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Music City Chorus
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Nashville Singers
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Nashville in Harmony
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Noelle LaRae
3:00 p.m. - Fisk Jubilee Singers
"It is thrilling to see almost 900 students from 15 Metro Nashville Public Schools participating in this signature event. This is precisely the kind of activity that will put a face on Music Makes Us,” said Laurie Schell, director of the music education initiative at MNPS, “Nashville Sings and other opportunities such as this enables us to engage with the community in our efforts to promote, support and advance student engagement and achievement through robust, high-quality music education.”
Parking will be available in and around LP Field for the event. Vendors from Nashville Food Trucks will be on site, the community is encouraged to come for the day and enjoy a picnic with the performances.
Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of arts and culture hosted by Metro Arts and NowPlayingNashville.com, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s online entertainment/events portal. It is designed to inform and inspire the community’s awareness of and participation in an array of arts and cultural activities throughout Nashville.
More than 200 community arts and cultural organizations and businesses are participating in the month’s activities.
Other Artober Nashville sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Fifth Third Bank, the Tennessee Arts Commission, The Nashville Scene and the family of SouthComm publications, including the Country Life arts and culture blog, and YELP. Foothill Entertainment Group is donating audio equipment and management for Nashville Sings.
About Fifth Third Bank:
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $118 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,322 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,409 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 39% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2012, had $291 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $25 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.
About the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission
The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission is a commission of the Metropolitan Nashville Government, provices leadership that stimulates and advances the arts to enrich the human experience for the community. Additional information about the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission is available online at www.artsnashville.org.