College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Concert Choir to Perform Fall Concert

The College of Charleston’s Department of Music will present a fall concert by its nationally acclaimed Concert Choir led by Dr. Robert Taylor. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St. The concert will feature individual songs and movements from larger works and cycles, including movements from Paul Mealor, Ola Gjeilo, and Frank Ferko, as well as works from J.C. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Gerald Finzi. Admission is $10 at the door and free for College of Charleston students.

The College of Charleston Concert Choir is the premier touring ensemble at the College of Charleston. It has been featured in national and regional conventions and festivals. In fall 2011, the College of Charleston Concert Choir was chosen to perform at the prestigious National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) National Convention, held on the campus of Colorado State University and also in the 2008 NCCO Convention at the Cincinnati Conservatory in Ohio. Other honors include performances at the 2005 American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Los Angeles, the 2004 American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Convention in Nashville, state and regional American Guild of Organist conferences, and annual performances in the renowned Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Directed by Dr. Robert Taylor, the Director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, the Founding Artistic Director and President of the Taylor Festival Choir and Taylor Music Group, Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and Chorus Master/Conductor with Opera Charleston. He is called a “rising star in the national choral scene,” Taylor’s choirs have been described as sounding “more musical than would seem possible,” and have received numerous plaudits from critics and choral specialists for their technical proficiency, musicality and beautiful sound production.