KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – What do you get when you combine the glorious sounds of gospel and the magnificence of opera?
Multiple standing ovations by a large crowd who have shouted “Hallelujah” at the four previous performances of “Knoxville Opera Goes to Church … A Celebration of Talent!”
The fifth 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, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. at New Covenant Baptist Church, 10319 Starkey Lane in Knoxville.
Jeanie Turner Melton, along with Knoxville Opera Maestro Brian Salesky, will conduct the 40-voice Gospel Choir.
“We are the only opera company in the world that has its own Gospel Choir and we are proud to present our eclectic repertoire featuring outstanding local and visiting guest artists,” Melton said.
The event’s program will include “Anthem of Praise,” “Ain’t Got Time To Die,” “Center of My Joy” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”