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Lake Junaluska Singers

The Lake Junaluska Singers were formed in 1954, and their legacy includes national and international performances for conferences, dignitaries and major events. Their music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk, traditional hymns and musical theatre.

This 16-voice, award-winning ensemble is led by Mary Huff, director, and Kathy Geyer McNeil, associate director. 

 

MEET THE SINGERS

Mary Huff Returns as Director of the Singers

We are very pleased to announce that Mary Huff will return as the Director of the Lake Junaluska Singers, removing the Interim title going forward. Mary has committed to serving as Director of the Lake Junaluska Singers for a renewable, three-year appointment.

Kathy Geyer McNeil will continue as her Associate Director. We are thrilled to see what they will do as a team in the future! Welcome back, Mary!

Mary Huff Lake Junaluska Singers

The Lake Junaluska Singers Independence Day Concert

Wednesday, July 4 - 7:30 p.m.

The Lake Junaluska Singers are a big part of the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska. They participate in the parade (11 a.m., N. Lakeshore Dr) and the barbecue picnic (12 p.m., Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym), as well as giving their big patriotic concert in the evening. Their July 4th concert kicks off their official summer season!

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The Lake Junaluska Singers in concert on July 4th during the Independence Day Celebrations

Glenn Draper's 90th Birthday 

Saturday, July 7  |  Memorial Chapel and Harrell Center Auditorium

A festive worship service led by the Lake Junaluska Singers and the Singers Alumni Association will take place on Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Chapel. The two groups are coming together to celebrate the legacy of former Lake Junaluska Singers Director Glenn Draper, who is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. A reception and birthday party for Draper will take place directly after the service at 11 a.m. in the Harrell Center Auditorium. All are invited to attend both the worship service and the birthday party; no RSVP is required. 

In lieu of birthday gifts, we ask that attendees consider giving to the Glenn Draper Endowment, which directly benefits the Lake Junaluska Singers and ensures the continuation of this important music ministry at Lake Junaluska. You can visit lakejunaluska.com/support to give or bring gifts on the day of the event. 

Glenn Draper, former director of the Lake Junaluska Singers, will be honored with a service and reception for his 90th birthday party

Lakeshore Goes Broadway

July 17 AND July 18, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

Join the Singers as they go on an expansive Broadway journey, crooning favorites from shows new and old.  A special plated meal will accompany this performance each night. Tickets are $50.

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Lake Junaluska Singers perform during Lakeshore Goes Broadway event

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 8: Hymn Sing, 7 p.m.; Memorial Chapel

Sunday, June 10:  Worship at FUMC Waynesville11 a.m.; Waynesville

Sunday, June 10: Singers at Kick-off Event for the Summer Worship Series, 7 p.m.; Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, June 13:  Worship for Holston Annual Conference8:30 Prelude, 9 a.m. Service; Stuart Auditorium

Friday, June 15: Concert for WNCC Women’s Retreat; Stuart Auditorium (Registration Required)

Tuesday, June 19: Youth Worship; Shackford Hall (Registration Required)

Sunday, June 24: Prelude at WNC Annual Conference, 9:30-10 a.m.; Stuart Auditorium

Sunday, June 24: Singers Mini-Concert at Music and Worship Arts Week, 9 p.m.; Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, June 26: Youth Worship; Shackford Hall (Registration Required)

Sunday, July 1: Summer Worship Series, 10:45 a.m. Prelude; 11 a.m. Service; Stuart Auditorium

Monday, July 2: Singers with Balsam Range for the Independence Day Celebrations, 7:30 p.m.; Stuart Auditorium  

Tuesday, July 3: Concerts at Givens Estates4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.; Asheville

Wednesday, July 4: Singers Independence Day Concert, 7:30 p.m.; Stuart Auditorium

Friday, July 6: Singers Alumni Rehearsal and Reception, 5-6:30 p.m.; Singers Rehearsal Hall

Saturday, July 7: Singers Alumni and Lake Junaluska Singers Worship – “When in our Music God is Glorified”, 10 a.m.; Memorial Chapel

Saturday, July 7: Glenn Draper is 90! Birthday Party and Reception, 11 a.m.; Harrell Center Auditorium

Sunday, July 8: Summer Worship Series, 10:45 a.m. Prelude; Stuart Auditorium

Friday, July 13: Hymn Sing, 7 p.m.; Memorial Chapel

Sunday, July 15: Worship at All Souls Cathedral Asheville, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Services; Asheville

Sunday, July 15: Summer Worship Series, 7 p.m.Service, Amphitheater under the Lake Junaluska Cross

Tuesday, July 17: Lakeshore Goes Broadway Concert and Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Harrell Center Auditorium

Wednesday, July 18: Lakeshore Goes Broadway Concert and Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Harrell Center Auditorium

Sunday, July 22: Summer Worship Series, 10:45 a.m. Prelude; Stuart Auditorium

Sunday, July 22: Organ Recital at FUMC Waynesville, 4 p.m.; Waynesville

Wednesday, July 25: Youth Worship; Shackford Hall (Registration Required)

Thursday, July 26: Concert at Aldersgate UMC7:30 p.m.; Shelby, N.C. 

Friday, July 27: Concert at FUMC Waynesville, 4 p.m.; Waynesville

Sunday, July 29: Summer Worship Series, 10:45 a.m. Prelude; Stuart Auditorium

Wednesday, August 1: Hymn Sing, 7 p.m.; Memorial Chapel

Friday, August 3: Season Finale Concert for Associates Weekend, 7 p.m.; Stuart Auditorium

Sunday, August 5: Summer Worship Series, 10:45 a.m. Prelude; Stuart Auditorium

Be Part of the Singers Legacy!

Lake Junaluska Singers Circle

Each year the ministry of the Lake Junaluska Singers brings God's gift of music to tens of thousands. Please join with us in expanding our impact by joining the Lake Junaluska Singers Circle. Read More

Lake Junaluska Singers Alumni Association

Discover the most current information regarding the Lake Junaluska Singers Alumni Association's efforts to reconnect with Lake Junaluska Singers Alumni. Read More

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