The Taylor Festival Choir

The Taylor Festival Choir, a professional chamber choir based in Charleston, South Carolina, will be holding the third concert of its 2017-2018 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at First Presbyterian Church. The concert titled “American Voices” will include the performance of American folk songs and spirituals.

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A professional chamber choir will perform the third concert of its 2017-2018 season at First Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg.

The Charleston-based Taylor Festival Choir will present a choral concert titled "American Voices" at the church at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27.

American folk songs and spirituals, along with works by composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, will be among the music featured in the concert.

The choir has been chosen to perform a feature concert at the 2018 American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference in February in Louisville, Kentucky.

"We are so excited to be able to perform our ACDA repertoire ... for the Orangeburg audience. We are also eager to perform some music which we think really reflects the choral fabric of America," said Dr. Robert Taylor, the choir's founder and conductor.

The choir is inspired by the life and career of Taylor's late father, Bob, who was a noted choral musician and teacher.

Personnel in the ensemble represent conductors, educators, performers and professionals from states throughout the nation. The Taylor Festival Choir performs the finest choral literature from all eras, with particular emphasis on new music and folk music from the Celtic nations.

Dedicated to bringing the beauty and spiritual enrichment of choral music to as wide an audience as possible, the Taylor Festival Choir tours frequently and performs outreach concerts in schools and churches throughout South Carolina and surrounding states.

Concert tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at the church office at 536 Stanley St. in Orangeburg. For more information, call 803-534-0088.

Contact the writer: dgleaton@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5534. Follow "Good News with Gleaton" on Twitter @DionneTandD.

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Dionne Gleaton has been a staff writer with The T&D for 20 years. She has been an education reporter, regional reporter and currently writes features with an emphasis on health.

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