College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Choral Performance to Celebrate Choir Alumni and 20-Year History of Director Rob Taylor

The College of Charleston Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers will present a “Concert Choir Alumni Celebration Concert.” The 2018-19 school year marks Director of Choral Activities Rob Taylor’s 20th anniversary season with the choral program at the College. The Concert Choir will perform repertoire stemming from the past 20 years, and will be joined by alumni in performing Vaughan William’s monumental motet “Lord thou hast been our refuge.”

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at the Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. Admission is $10 at the door; students are admitted free of charge. For more information call (843) 953-5927.

“During the past twenty years, the College of Charleston choral program has truly become nationally renowned,” says Taylor. “Choirs from the College’s choral area have performed at six national choral conferences and four regional conferences. These are the biggest honors a domestic choir can be awarded by the choral community, and it is a tribute to the current and past choir members whose hard work and devotion have led to excellence at the highest levels. This concert is for those kids—many of whom aren’t kids anymore!”

The College of Charleston Concert Choir is the premier touring choral ensemble at the College of Charleston. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Taylor, the Concert Choir has toured throughout the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and has performed at national, regional and state American Choral Directors Association Conferences, three National Collegiate Choral Organization Conferences, regional American Guild of Organist conferences, and multiple South Carolina Music Educators Association conferences. The Concert Choir’s membership is composed of both music majors and non-majors, representing a wide representation of the College’s student population. The Concert Choir is part of the College’s Department of Music. Taylor, serves as Director of Choral Activities at the College, the Founding Artistic Director of the professional Taylor Festival Choir and Taylor Music Group, and the Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus.