The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 315 East Main St.
The group was founded in 1996 to provide outstanding performance opportunities for distinguished community vocalists in the Middle Tennessee area.
Described as a "sophisticated delight" by the Nashville Scene, the auditioned ensemble has performed with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra at the Ryman Auditorium and recorded for National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”
Now in its 16th season, the group has developed a notable reputation in the performance of a varied repertoire of sacred and secular works. Many of the group’s members are highly regarded as both studio and church musicians in the area, and its ranks include several music educators as well as those with just a personal passion for music.
Under the leadership of founding director Angela Tipps, the Singers merge decades of musical experience to produce a choral sound that is arguably Nashville’s best. The Nashville Chamber Singers is a 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes your tax-deductible contribution.
Recordings and previews are available at nashvillechambersingers.com.
Angela Tipps, founder and musical director, is on the faculty of MTSU, where she conducts the MTSU Women’s Chorale and coordinates the Music in General Studies program. She is also the organist and director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro and the founding director of the Murfreesboro Symphony Chorus.
An accomplished musician in her own right, Angela has served as president of the Tennessee chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, while maintaining an active schedule as a conductor and clinician.
Her choirs have performed for the Tennessee and Georgia Music Educators Associations, the Tennessee American Choral Directors Association, and the national convocation of the Fellowship of United Methodists.
She holds a Master of Church Music from Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville, where she studied choral conducting with Sandra Willetts and organ with Wilma Jenson.
She received a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance, where she studied with Janette Fishell. She has served as dean of the Nashville and Savannah, Ga., chapters of the American Guild of Organists.