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World music in Franklin

World music in Franklin

The Ubuntu Choir of the Great Smoky Mountains will perform a program of uplifting music from around the world at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at 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 will feature songs from many foreign countries, plus ample opportunities for audience members to sing along.

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. For more information, call 828.524.ARTS or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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