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Chattanooga Clarinet Choir
The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir will perform a free concert at Dalton State Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.

Chattanooga Clarinet Choir to Perform at Dalton State

In its final recital of the season, Dalton State will host the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir in a free concert Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4.

The Clarinet Choir is a community ensemble made up of professional, amateur, and student musicians who are all volunteer participants, said Dr. Ellie Jenkins, assistant professor of music for Dalton State, and coordinator of the College’s concert series.

The Choir was founded in 1999 by Jay Craven who directed for five years and continues to play with the ensemble. Robert Dugan, a long time music educator, is the current director of the Choir which is a non-funded member of Allied Arts of Chattanooga.

“Three soloists will be featured in the Sunday afternoon concert,” said Dr. Jenkins. “Flutists Amalia Powers and Cindy Solfest-Wallis will perform the Rondo from Franz Doppler’s Andante et Rondo, opus 25 for two flutes. Booker T. Scruggs will perform a solo on Franz Shubert’s Ave Maria. Other works featured on the program will be selections by Giovanni Gabrieli, Joseph Haydn, Gordon Lewis, Bill Holcombe, and Everett Gates.

“Jan Wilkinson, a Dalton resident for 22 years, has been playing with the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir for eight years and has served as manager of the ensemble for the last four years,“ Jenkins added.

The concert will be Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.  It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and will be first-come, first served.

Those needing more information are welcome to contact Ellie Jenkins at or 706-272-2528.
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