The Coastal Carolina University Chamber and Concert Choirs, directed by Terri Sinclair, will perform along with Waccamaw Middle and High School Choirs in the Fall Choral Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
The concert will feature several selections by the four individual choirs that are participating, as well as selections performed by different combinations of the choirs. The program features three selections by renowned composer Eric Whitacre and other pieces in a wide variety of styles including spirituals, sacred Latin and avant garde, as well as several pieces from the contemporary/popular idiom. The concert will close with a combined performance of "May the Music Live on" by Russell Robinson.
The University's Concert Choir performs a varied challenging repertoire that is representative of all styles of western music history. The Concert Choir also makes efforts to incorporate music of an innovative avant garde style into performances. The members of the Chamber Choir are the choral ambassadors for the University's Department of Music. The Chamber Choir performs all styles and periods appropriate for chamber choir and emphasizes a cappella music from the Renaissance period.
The Waccamaw Middle and High School Choirs are under the direction of Jordan Patterson and Suzanne Young, respectively. The middle school choir includes students in grades 6-8, and the high school group includes grades 9-12. Both choirs earned superior ratings at the S.C. Music Educators Choral Festival last spring. Patterson is in his first year at Waccamaw Middle School, and Young is a veteran choral director and former Teacher of the Year at Waccamaw High School.
For tickets or more information, call the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 843-349-2502.