First Choral Festival Thrills
The Choral Society’s new Choral Festival concert, featuring 160 singers and composer, Paul Basler, was overwhelmingly received by a packed house at Holy Family Church. The Choral Society hosted singers from Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC, St. John’s Episcopal choir, Savannah, Georgia and the choir from May River High School in Bluffton, SC in addition to the Choral Society singers. This was the first ever Choral Festival held in Hilton Head.
The audience responded well as each choir presented their own songs, led by their directors. The excitement of the evening grew as the combined choirs blended to sing Missa Brevis under the dynamic leadership of Paul Basler, the legendary choral composer. Audience feedback post-concert included “Fabulous evening!” “The beautiful music just filled the room and the hearts of all that were there.” “It was beyond special and exciting.”