Saturday, April 5, 2014
The nationally recognized College of Charleston Concert Choir will present a performance on Monday, April 21 as part of the College of Charleston School of the Arts' Monday Night Concert Series. The event will take place at 8 p.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church Sanctuary at 98 Wentworth St., Charleston.
Admission is $10 at the door. This performance is free for College of Charleston students with I.D.
This concert will feature the 20th century masterpiece “Psalm 90” by Charles Ives as well as a new edition of a “Regina Coeli” setting by Renaissance composer Pierre de Manchicourt. Other music will include “Tafellied” by Johannes Brahms, “Abenlied” by Josef Rheinberger, “Dawn” and “The Sounding Sea” by Eric Barnum, and “All That Hath Life and Breath” by Rene Clausen along with musical tributes to the late John Tavener and Nelson Mandela.
The concert choir will be conducted by Mr. William Bennett, Assistant Director of Choirs at the College of Charleston, who is filling in for Dr. Robert Taylor who is on sabbatical. The choir will be accompanied by Dr. Scott Bennett on organ and piano.
The College of Charleston Concert Choir is one of the nation's finest collegiate choral ensembles. Directed by Dr. Robert Taylor, its membership represents a wide range of the student population at the College of Charleston. Over the past decade, the concert choir has been one of the most decorated collegiate choirs in the nation, appearing in national choral conventions three times and regional conventions twice. The concert choir also regularly performs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in performances of Ralph Vaughan William's “Serenade to Music” and “Dona Nobis Pacem,” Beethoven's “Ninth Symphony,” Brahms' “Ein Deutches Requiem,” Bizet's “Carmen” and many others.