Roane Choral Society enters its 48th season, having performed a wide variety of choral music in East Tennessee since 1972. Choral singing has been proven to provide a wealth of benefits to those involved. Development and retention of mental muscle, stress reduction, fun, and friendship are just a few of the perks that members of Roane Choral Society enjoy. If you love singing and you'd like to meet new people or connect with old friends with a common love of music, join us each join us each Tuesday evening at our temporary rehearsal space in South Harriman Baptist Church beginning September 8, 2020.
Brenda Luggie takes the podium for the fourth year as our director. Ms. Luggie is the Choral Director and an award-winning Professor of Music at local Roane State Community College. She has taken her choirs to Carnegie Hall, Italy, London, Spain, and Sweden. She also founded and directs the Roane Choral Society Children's Choir now in its eighth year. An accomplished singer and experienced performer, Ms. Luggie earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Ohio University. Having been both a singer with and member of the Board of Directors of Roane Choral Society, Ms. Luggie approaches her role as director with a unique and varied perspective. "I am honored to work with the ensemble and am very excited about pursuing our creative collaborations with the Oak Ridge Chorus and local arts organizations in the coming season!"
Slade Trammell begins his eighth year with Roane Choral Society as an accomplished and talented pianist with a love for accompanying singers. He holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and has been heard in concerts across the U.S., in Europe, and Canada. He has studied under Grammy-winning pianist Earl Wild as well as Ruth Slenczynska, a pupil of Sergei Rachmaninoff. In March of 2020, in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, Mr. Trammell had the honor of premiering a piano work commissioned by RCS, Shadows Through the Lattice, by Blair Boyd.