As part of the Newsong Concert Series, First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge will host the East Tennessee State University BucsWorth Men’s Ensemble on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to attend. The suggested donation is $10, a press release said.
BucsWorth Men’s Choir was formed in the early 1990s at East Tennessee State University as a primarily a capella chamber ensemble called “10 BucsWorth”—which referred to the number of guys in the ensemble and a play-on-words reference to the ETSU mascot, the Buccaneers, the press release said. In 2013, the ensemble was expanded to a full men’s choir under the direction of Alan Stevens.
BucsWorth is composed of men from across all campus disciplines, and it is open to any student by audition. BucsWorth performs a mix of traditional and contemporary choral music and often collaborates with the East Tennessee Belles, their sister ensemble at ETSU. BucsWorth is a founding partner-ensemble in the “Men in Song Choral Festival,” an annual two-day festival that draws more than 200 men from the eastern Tennessee region to sing together and promote choral music education, the press release said.
BucsWorth frequently performs throughout the Tri-Cities region. In 2016, BucsWorth was selected to perform at the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses National Seminar on the University of Illinois campus. In 2014, BucsWorth was the featured ensemble at the “Young Men’s Power Sing” in Atlanta, hosted by the Atlanta Youth Singers and the Atlanta International School.
First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge is at 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike.