Nashville Symphony and Chorus Offer Up Free Program

Mar 8, 2013


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville Symphony will be joined by the 130 voice Symphony Chorus for a free performance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center this Sunday.

Entitled “Voices of Spring,” the program kicks off at 3 p.m. and will include “Randall Thompson’s Frostiana which includes the poetry of Robert Frost. The symphony and chorus will also perform works by Brahms, Bruckner, and Mabry.

The Nashville Symphony’s Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran will be conducting. She says the combination of full chorus and full orchestra is hard to beat.

“When you add voices to it and add a full chorus of singers to it, it kind of elevates it to a different level. Not only because of the combination of words and instrumental music, but just that sheer number of people and the volume and the sound and the power of that kind of force of people coming together it really is stunning.”

John Manson is one of the chorus members participating. John is an attorney by day and sings with the chorus as a way to forget the stresses of the day.

“It is definitely an outlet for me. I often times go to Monday night rehearsals and unwind as it were.”

Manson says there’s just nothing like singing with such a large chorus.

“You’re in that great hall and you’re singing with a full room of professionals that all love music and that all want to be there. There’s no greater feeling.”

Voices of Spring gets underway at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Admission is free, but tickets are required. You can get the details by visiting