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Who We Are:

We are a newly formed choir of Tellico Village-area residents whose focus is the love of music, and we perform all types of secular music.  Members do NOT have to read music to participate, but they need to be able to carry a tune. The choir provides practice tapes, so members can rehearse when able and still continue their travel interests. Today, the choir is composed of over 100 members and is enhanced by one principal and three additional accompanists.  We are fortunate to be directed by Dennis Loy, a professional choral conductor who recently retired to Tellico Village. 

Our concert dates and locations are posted on the TellicoLife calendar under Social Clubs.


Thank you Tellico Community Foundation!

In May 2018, Tellico Village Singers is the grateful recipient of a $500 grant from the Tellico Community Foundation Fund, an affiliate fund of the East Tennessee Foundation.  This grant is provided to support our Community Concerts.  For more information on the Tellico Community Foundation, please visit the TCF home page on TellicoLife and the East Tennessee Foundation's website (www.easttennesseefoundation.org). 

 

Tellico Village Singers on TellicoLife 

TV Singers use our TellicoLife Circle to communicate with other members about our club, and to discuss all matters related to music and our love of music. 

  • Our concerts, rehearsals and meetings are posted to the calendar using Category: Clubs and Abbreviation: TVSingers
  • This Circles Made Simple guide covers the basics about circles, including how to verify that you are set up to receive our emails! 
  • For help logging onto TellicoLife:  Getting Started with TellicoLife

 Membership Information

 The Tellico Village Singers welcome interested individuals to join us as a guest for 1 or 2 rehearsals (Monday, 2:30-4:30 at the First Baptist Church).  To begin the process, we ask that you contact Jan Sampson (by phone: 630-207-1040 or by email: janteachersampson@gmail.com); Jan will happily begin your process to learn about the TVSingers. TVS greeters will welcome you at rehearsal with rehearsal music, and our choir applauds all newcomers.

Minimal Dues of $2.50/month (January-December) allow the choir to buy the music that we sing.

For more information, including how to join our choir  Contact Us

About Our Director

Dennis Loy married Kathy on January 4, 1975. Has undergraduate and graduate music degrees (with vocal/piano emphasis) and conducted in Wisconsin for ten years with high school Show Choirs, Men’s Choirs, Women’s Choirs, Madrigal Singers, Mixed General Choirs, Select Mixed Choirs, directed yearly musicals, with Choirs cut a record with Delta Records, served as regional and state music judge. Moved in 1981 to the East and served as Executive Director and Conductor-in-Residence with a burgeoning New York City Production Company; helped the company bring singers from across the US and the world to perform in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and important music venues both in NYC and abroad. Had his NYC debut conducting John Rutter’s Requiem; was Tour and Music Coordinator with international touring choirs, traveling to (among other destinations) Russia, Spain, and Italy. Coordinated and was Assistant Director at a yearly summer Greek Festival in Syros, Greece.

Retired and moved to Tellico Village in July 2016. Presently is director for Tellico Village Singers and works in various capacities with the Tellico Community Players.


 Officers and Committees 

  • President – Dennis Loy
  • Membership Committee Chair - Pat Ezell
  • Vice President/Secretary – Jan Sampson
  • Treasurer – Judy Egan
  • Music Committee – Jim Carter, Ginger McDonald, Jean Thompson, Ingrid Warren
  • Principal Accompanist – Becky Kester
  • Social Committee Chair – Kathy Kane 
  • Advertising/Communication Chair - Kathy Loy
  • Legal Committee Chair - Errol Keith
  • TellicoLife Circle Chair - Artie Ferrell

 Our History

 On Feb. 2, 2017, a participant in the Tellico New Villagers meeting asked if there were any community choirs to join. That initial question led to a February 6 meeting at the Yacht Club chaired by Ellen Fox (TNV Social Chair), where nine villagers interested in forming such a choir met and introduced themselves/their backgrounds. During that meeting, Jan Sampson emerged as point person for development of a TV community choir, and Dennis Loy volunteered his choral conducting experience to assist in its development. Dennis was soon asked to be director of the TV Singers. On Feb. 20, twelve people pursued this choral idea, and Jan volunteered to ask Tellico Village’s First Baptist Church if the singers could use its choir room for rehearsals. From that point, The Tellico Village Singers was a reality.To promote interest, Tellico Village’s Channel 3 and The Connections provided information to all of Tellico Village. Forty people made up the first Feb. 27 rehearsal. A day later, the first of two donations was made by our Music Angel, in memory of her mother who with her family had loved music. The TV Singers’ music library was thus established, ensuring that the TV Singers could legally obtain all music. With further interest provided by Channel 3, The Connections, and tables at The New Villagers/HOA meetings, the email list for the TV Singers soared to more than 100 people. The Roane Choral Society provided the needed Constitution and By-Laws. The choir is pleased that its focus is the love of music; members do NOT have to read music to participate. And members can rehearse when able and continue their travel interests. Today, the choir is composed of over 100 members and enhanced by one principal and three additional accompanists.  

To access this page directly, bookmark: www.tellicolife.org/tv-singers


Created: 2017
Last Updated: April 18, 2018