The 60-voice flagship choir of Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
Dr. Stephen Gusukuma, conductor
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
“The Singers produce a seamless choral sound that reflects both a love of music and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of choral performance.” – Cultural Voice of North Carolina
A free-will offering will be received. Free parking will be provided by the church in the adjacent Market Square Parking Garage. Enter through the door on the first full level or through the Event Entrance on Second Street. The church is fully accessible.
The concert is sponsored by Arts on the Square, the church’s series of musical performances and visual arts exhibits. The current exhibit, “Impressions: Watercolors by Elaine Wilson,” will be open following the concert.
Founded in 1946 at Furman University, the early days of Furman Singers were marked by regular contributions to the cultural life of the university, Greenville, and the region, including continued annual presentations of Handel's Messiah, regional spring tours, and the annual presentation of a spring opera.
In the 1970s and through collaboration with the university's music department, both the Christmas oratorio performance and the spring opera performance became broader in scope and programming. Furman Singers ventured further afield on annual tours, and a biennial tour abroad was started.
Furman Singers has engaged in several collaborations, including performances with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. Furman Singers have appeared on national and local television programming as well as on national radio broadcasts. The ensemble has performed for audiences of the American Choral Directors Association at national and regional conventions on several occasions.
The core repertoire of Furman Singers is comprised of western art music from every era, including contemporary choral compositions. Throughout its existence, Furman Singers has continued to exemplify its simple motto of "Discipline, Beauty, Excellence." [T.D. Robertson, edited]
For more information, see www.facebook.com/artsonthesquareMSPC.
Historic Geneva Hall (1882) is home to the Arts on the Square Gallery, where congregational, local, and regional artists display their works. Each two-month exhibit, October through June, is opened with an artists’ reception, allowing you to meet and speak with the artists.
This year the Arts on the Square Gallery presents fabric art and watercolors by notable local artists and members of our own Korean Congregation. Please join us for the opening receptions! See https://www.marketsquarechurch.org/mspc-art-gallery for details.
For details on each art gallery or musical event throughout the season, please "Like" us at www.facebook.com/artsonthesquareMSPC or check this page often.