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Ubuntu Choir presents concert of world music


The Ubuntu Choir of the Great Smoky Mountains, directed by Tom Tyre, will perform a program of uplifting music from around the world on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m., in the First Presbyterian Chapel in Franklin. Founded in 2009, the Ubuntu Choir joyfully sings a cappella music from diverse traditions and cultures. Sunday’s program features songs from many foreign countries, plus ample opportunities for audience members to sing along. The event will also feature a visual arts exhibit of original works by Franklin’s Uptown Gallery artists.

Ubuntu is a worldwide movement open to all people who share a passion for harmony singing. The local Ubuntu group is a member of the Worldwide Ubuntu Choir Network, and is composed of members from Macon and Jackson Counties.  Director Tom Tyre received Ubuntu training in British Columbia and is a member of the Natural Voice Network in the United Kingdom.  

Admission is by donation; $5 is suggested. The Chapel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is on the corner of Church Street and Harrison Avenue; wheelchair access is from the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. This event is produced by the Arts Council of Macon County, call 828-524-ARTS or e-mail [email protected].