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Southern Exposure New Music Series presents its first all choral concert

Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers plumb the depths of innovative choral music

Southern Exposure’s first concert of 2014 features one of the Southeast’s finest choirs, the Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers, directed by Jared Johnson, Trinity’s music director and organ professor at the University of South Carolina. The free concert takes place on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early for this popular series as seats fill to capacity.

The Trinity Chamber Singers, a select group of 12-14 singers, have created a program that will plumb the depths of innovative choral music, both a capella and accompanied by the organ, from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Works by the famed “holy minimalists” Arvo Pärt and John Tavener will highlight a mystical, mercurial program that includes fresh-sounding works both old – by quirky American composer William Albright, British master Benjamin Britten and French icon Olivier Messiaen – and new, by some of today’s brightest stars, including Steven Stucky, Zachary Wadsworth, Daniel Kellogg, John Fitz Rogers, Gabriel Jackson and Jonathan Dove.

The Trinity Cathedral Choir regularly tours throughout Europe, including performances at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, and the Canterbury and Gloucester Cathedrals in England. This concert features organist Christopher Jacobson.

Artist Exposure features a local visual artist and their work on selected concerts throughout the Southern Exposure series, making meaningful connections between visual arts and music and supporting Columbia's local arts scene. The initiative is made possible by collaboration between Southern Exposure and local arts organization Pocket Productions. The featured gallery artist for this concert is Roger Hutchison, a Columbia-based painter and writer who also works at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

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