The UT Singers livened up alumni events across the state of Tennessee over Spring Break!
Beginning near Memphis on March 15, almost 100 UT alumni and friends gathered at the Advent Church in Cordova, Tenn., to hear the group of 14 talented UT Knoxville students.
“The UT Singers provided a delightful evening of musical entertainment that captivated the group. There was a variety of music presented with real enthusiasm from these gifted young singers,” said Mike Moss, Memphis/Shelby County Alumni Chapter president.
Since 1949, the UT Singers have been entertaining groups such as the Memphis/Shelby County Alumni Chapter with their signature sound. The state of Tennessee General Assembly actually appointed the student singers as Tennessee’s Musical Ambassadors.
Next on the Singers’ Spring Break tour was the Lake County Alumni Chapter, where nearly 50 alumni and friends had the opportunity to move to the tunes of the UT Singers. The group sang songs such as “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson and “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight.
“The UT Singers are an incredibly talented group of college students and my, what a director! UT should feel immeasurable pride in knowing that such a wonderful, delightfully entertaining group represents the university,” said Dianne Homra, Lake County Alumni Chapter president.
Wendel Werner, director of the UT Singers, returned to his alma mater to direct the group. Werner, a former UT Singer pianist, received his bachelor of music in studio music and jazz and his master of music in choral conducting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Werner and the UT Singers made their final stop on March 17 at the White County Alumni Chapter. Again a large group of alumni and friends enjoyed the harmonious tunes of the UT Singers at the Sparta, Tenn., Civic Center.
To find information about alumni chapter events in your area, visit http://alumni.tennessee.edu.