Get festive at the Northeast State Holiday Concert

After decking the halls and stringing the tinsel, hop in the sleigh and come out to enjoy a Holiday Musical Concert at Northeast State.

Presented by the College’s Department of Music, the show happens Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for Performing Arts at the Blountville campus, next to the Tri-Cities Airport. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert features performances by Martha Egan on flute, Margaret Swiney on solo handbell, and Northeast State student Jennifer Gryder on trumpet. The Northeast State Singers and Women’s Ensemble will also perform holiday classics and Christmas carols we all know and love. The concert will include both traditional and new selections such Albrecht’s The Christmas Rush! Beck’s Light the Lights, and Gilpin’s Skye Boat Song.

Christmas howEgan is a native of Kingsport and is an experienced flute, pennywhistle, and Irish Flute teacher. She is a frequent performer of Celtic, sacred, folk and classical music. She has been featured at the East Tennessee Celtic Society and played for the Celtic Society’s Festival in September. She will be playing The Holly and the Ivy and Come, Little Children.

Swiney is a native of Bristol and is pianist for Sinking Springs United Methodist Church. In addition to her playing the piano and solo handbells, she plays solo desk bells, ukulele, bowed psaltery, dulcimer, one-string banjo, and thumb harp. She will be playing traditional favorites such as I Wander As I Wonder, the Huron Carol Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, Simple Gifts, and Be Still, My Soul.

For more information, contact tcteague@northeaststate.edu or 423.354.5164.

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