Part of the Choral Artist Series. The nationally-renowned choir performs in Piccolo Spoleto for its 11th straight year in a program featuring Lorca Suite by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Sometimes I Feel Alive by Julian Wachner, and Handel’s Zadok the Priest. Conducted by Director of Choral Activities Robert Taylor, the Concert Choir frequently collaborates with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the CSO Chorus, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and have performed by invitation at national and regional conferences. (1 hr.)
WHAT IS IT? This respected Piccolo series will feature four top-drawer out-of-town choirs, plus three leading local ensembles, strutting their vocal stuff in turn at St. Philip’s Church.
WHY SEE IT? Piccolo planners choose their choirs carefully, knowing what it takes to please Chucktown’s picky choral fans. Most of the visiting choirs — like the Antioch Chamber Choir and the Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers — have wowed Piccolo crowds in past festivals. And both of Robert Taylor’s participating choirs, the College of Charleston Concert Choir and the Taylor Festival Choir, were honored at prestigious national choral conventions just this year. If you can’t get into the Cathedral to hear the big festival’s Westminster Choir, these events will provide ample consolation.
WHO SHOULD GO? Thanks to our rich local choral tradition, Charleston positively crawls with choral fans who will revel in these concerts. Those new to classical choral music will get a great introduction to the choral arts. (Lindsay Koob)