The extended Green family assembled outside of Carnegie Hall in New York City: from left, Mark Green, wife Joy, daughter Lucy; Hannah Maze (daughter of Chris), daughter Mary Grace Hicks, wife Pam, and Chris Green, Blount County probate judge and brother of Mark. Both families boast strong musical traditions and Blount County pedigrees. The Mark Green family now resides in Gainesville, Ga. They gathered for a celebratory photo while practicing with a 200-voice Carnegie Hall choir to perform a concert work, “Our Father: A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer” on June 17. The concert was sponsored by Distinguished Concerts International of New Yorkw, with composer Pepper Choplin conducting the choir and orchestra.

-Ron Gholson