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Elizabeth Farr

Elizabeth Farr

The founder of Farr Horizons, Elizabeth Farr, is well known throughout East Tennessee as a violinist, harpist and teacher.  She serves as Music Director at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut, where she has conducted such works as John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children,” and “Requiem” as well as Respighi’s “Laud to the Nativity”. She began her career as a soprano with the Gregg Smith Singers in New York.   Drawn back to her native Tennessee, by 1995 she won the Knoxville Arts Council’s “Artist of the Year” Award.  For several years, she entertained nightly as a harpist at the…

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