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Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is a select SATB ensemble and requires an audition to participate. The hallmarks of the ensemble are excellence, accountability, and community. With its long tradition of outstanding performances in South Carolina, across the US, and in major international venues, Concert Choir is the flagship ensemble of the Choirs of Carolina.

The Concert Choir performs each semester in Columbia, as well as touring across the state of South Carolina, and beyond. The ensemble rehearses 4 days per week. International tours typically take place every other year, at the end of the spring semester.

The University of South Carolina Concert Choir, the flagship choral ensemble, has performed throughout the US and in prestigious venues around the world.  This highly acclaimed choir flourished under the direction of Arpad Darazs and Larry D. Wyatt, and now continues its outstanding tradition under the baton of Alicia W. Walker.  The longtime hallmarks of the ensemble include a commitment to premiering new music, performance of literature that is culturally and socially relevant, and diversity of programming reflecting the depth and breadth of the choral repertoire. 

In 2022 Concert Choir’s performances include the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s biennial conference, the South Carolina Music Educators Professional Development Conference, the world premiere of Requiem Gravare by Will Todd, and an international tour to England, where they will perform in London and at Canterbury Cathedral.

Prestigious performances have included:

  • Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall
     Mozart Bicentennial
  • Southern Region ACDA
    J.S. Bach's St. John Passion
  • Eisenstadt, Austria
    Classical Music Seminar Choir-in-Residence
  • Thomaskirche (J.S. Bach's church)
    Leipzing, Germany
  • Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts
    London, Paris
  • JAC Redford's Martyrdom of Polycarp
    Italy, Bulgaria

2022 Tour to England
European premiere of Requiem Gravare by Will Todd at Southwark Cathedral, London
Performance at Canterbury Cathedral

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