What’s that one song from a movie – the one that every time you hear it, you remember a moment that inspires you or made you laugh or made you cry?  I think we all have that one song that takes us back to the film that the song contributed so much to. Oftentimes, it was the MUSIC that made the movie great. If you can relate (or even if you can’t) then you don’t want to miss the Hilton Head Choral Society’s first concert of the 2022-23 season – A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES Rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian for Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway.

Not only will this be an unforgettable concert, with full chorus and orchestra and soloists, it is also the DEBUT of the Choral Society’s new Artistic Director, Dr. Dustin Ousley.

In fact, when Dustin was selecting the pieces for his inaugural concert – he chose specific cinematic songs that had meaning to him personally. He feels like the repertoire of the concert will be a great way to “introduce” himself to the Choral Society audience – as they hear some of the songs from great movies that have been inspirational to him over the years.

The concert will feature a wide variety of familiar tunes from popular cinematic films including: Saving Private Ryan, Home Alone, Star Wars, Gladiator, Prince of Egypt and much more. When you hear the chorus singing “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic – you will immediately be teleported to the ship, Rose, Jack and the dramatic ending. As the singers blissfully sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, you will be reminded of the classic, beloved film with the nostalgic yellow brick road. Other songs include: “Kiss from a Rose” from Batman Forever and “Nine to Five” from Nine to Five. As you travel on this cinematic journey through the decades, you will be singing along!

And if you’re wondering about the “new guy” … rest assured that the HHCS is in VERY capable hands! Dr. Dustin Ousley brings with him years of experience studying, teaching, participating in, and directing musical performances in a variety of settings. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Furman University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from UNC-Greensboro and a Doctorate of Music Arts from University of South Carolina. Ousley is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Charleston Southern University where he also serves as Director of Choral Activities and Coordinator of Choral Music Education. And most of all … he is thrilled to be leading the Choral Society in “The Season of New Beginnings.”

Get your tickets today to join us as we celebrate American film and perform the music that made each story memorable. And catch Dustin in his debut concert. Can’t wait to see you there!

Tickets are available by clicking here. For more information or for assistance placing your ticket order, call 843-341-3818 or email tickets@hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.