Knoxville Chamber Chorale
The Knoxville Chamber Chorale
The Knoxville Chamber Chorale is a 28 member choral ensemble auditioned from the membership of the Knoxville Choral Society and conducted by Dr. John R. Orr. The Chorale performs regularly with the Knoxville Choral Society and performs two to three independent concerts each season in Knoxville and surrounding areas. The Chorale has also performed in collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Knoxville Opera.
Dr. John R. Orr, conductor, Knoxville Chamber Chorale
Dr. John R. Orr, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, was appointed conductor of the Knoxville Chamber Chorale in 2014, and has been the Assistant Director of the Knoxville Choral Society since July 2013. Dr. Orr holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Alabama with research in the area of vocal aging. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in church music, music theory and composition from William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, and the Master of Church Music degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has studied choral conducting with Dr. Arnold Epley, Dr. John Dickson, Dr. Sandra Willetts, and Dr. John Ratledge. Dr. Orr also directs the music at the Community Church in Tellico Village, where he has lived with his family since 2010.
Julie Anne Roush