A Choral Festival, or
A Festival of Choruses!
More than 150 multi-generational voices will be featured in the Hilton Head Choral Society’s first-ever choral festival on Sunday, April 2, 7:00 pm. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. The evening will feature music for all ages with performances from the Hilton Head Choral Society and four specially invited choruses – each with its own unique musical style and the extraordinary opportunity to work with one of America’s most popular living composers!Renowned composer and conductor, Paul Basler, will be the festival’s special guest artist. A Professor of Music at the University of Florida, Basler is hailed as one of the most performed composers of his generation. His works have been performed in venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, the Spoleto Festival, Symphony Hall in Chicago, the Kennedy Center, the National Theatres of the Dominican Republic and Kenya, Lincoln Center, the Sydney Opera House and in Shanghai by the Shanghai Philharmonic.
Adding to the excitement are four very talented choruses joining the HHCS:
- the University Singers from Avila University in Kansas City, MO.led by Dr. Amity Bryson;
- the Charleston Southern University Horton School of Music Concert Singers,led by Ricard Bordas;
- the Parish Choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Savannah, led by Steven Branyon;
- and the new May River High School Chorus in Bluffton, led by Jason Snyder.
Each chorus will share their unique musical gifts and diverse styles, under the direction of their own conductor. The choruses, accompanied by a small orchestra, will then join together under the baton of Paul Basler to perform his beautiful and exciting compositions “Missa Brevis #1 and “Psalm 23.” Do not miss this unique concert- buy your tickets now!