Roane Choral Society enters its 50th season, having performed a wide variety of choral music in East Tennessee since 1972. Choral singing has been proven to provide a wealth of benefits to those involved. Development and retention of mental muscle, stress reduction, fun, and friendship are just a few of the perks that members of Roane Choral Society enjoy.
Brenda Luggie takes the podium for the sixth year as our director. Ms. Luggie is the Choral Director of the Oak Ridge Chorus and an award-winning Professor of Music at local Roane State Community College. She has taken her choirs to Carnegie Hall, Italy, London, Spain, and Sweden. She also founded and directs the Roane Choral Society Children's Choir. An accomplished singer and experienced performer, Ms. Luggie earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Ohio University. Having been both a singer with and member of the Board of Directors of Roane Choral Society, Ms. Luggie approaches her role as director with a unique and varied perspective. "I am so excited to expand Roane Choral Society's positive musical influence into Loudon County in addition to our collaborations with Oak Ridge Chorus and students from Roane State Community College!"
Slade Trammell begins his eleventh year with Roane Choral Society as an accomplished and talented pianist with a love for accompanying singers. He holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and has been heard in concerts across the U.S., in Europe, and Canada. He has studied under Grammy-winning pianist Earl Wild as well as Ruth Slenczynska, a pupil of Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Dr. David Brunell. In March of 2020, in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, Mr. Trammell had the honor of premiering a piano work commissioned by RCS, Shadows Through the Lattice by Blair Boyd.