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Past Concerts
2003 - 2016 Seasons

2016 - 2017 Season

Spring Concert - April 2017
"The Great American Songbook"

Celebrating some of the unforgettable melodies and Masters of American song music through the ages. The composers/arrangers of the featured songs from musical scores performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
There's No Business Like Show Business (1991) by Irving Berlin arranged by Mark Brymer with Julie Harms and Tony Dunlap, soloists
A Foggy Day by George and Ira Gershwin arranged by Russ Robinson with Stephanie Brickles and Jonah Klixbull, soloists
Stormy Weather by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen from Cotton Club Parade of 1933 with Diane Rodwell,soloist
Ain't Misbehavin' by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks arranged by Mark Hayes
They Say It's Wonderful by Irving Berlin from Annie Get Your Gun arranged by Mac Huff with Valerie Dougherty and Doug Walker, soloists
Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard arranged by Robert Page
Seven Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Song by Earl Wild , No. 3 Embraceable You, with Brad Parker, piano soloist
It Don't Mean a Thing by Irving Mills and Duke Ellington arranged by Mac Huff
In Love with Rodgers and Hart by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart arranged by Kirby Shaw
Falling in Love with Love with Julia Grimm, soloist
This Can't Be Love
My Funny Valentine with Lenora Dietzel and Jonah Klixbull,soloists
With a Song in My Heart
                                                                         Intermission
                                                        Audience participation Sing-Along
Sentimental Journey by Bud Green, Les Brown, and Ben Homer
On the Sunny Side of the Street by Dorthy Fields and Jimmu McHugh
Swinging on a Star by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen from Going My Way

Some Enchanted Evening by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein from South Pacific with Jonah Klixbull, soloist
When I Fall in Love by Edward Heyman and Victor Young arranged by Kirby Shaw performed by the Vocal Ensemble with Joe Swisher,soloist
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern from Roberta with Amanda Larkin, soloist
It's De-Lovely: A Portrait of Cole Porter by Cole Porter arranged by Kirby Shaw
It's De-Lovely
Always True to You in My Fashion with Mary Fabel, Kim Chubb Lisa Grooms, soloists
In the Still of the Night
From This Moment On


The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Professor Emeritus at Charleston Southern University, having retired in June 2016. At CSU she was Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities where she conducted the University Concert Singers and Bel Canto, as well as coordinating choral music education. Dr. Bullock received her doctorate in choral music education from Florida State University and Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the University of South Carolina. The accompanist was Canadian pianist Brad Parker who has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, and Haiti. In the first year of his residency in Charleston, he has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Wind Symphony, and the Charleston Men's Chorus, as well as performing a recital in the Emily Remington Concert Series and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Piano accompanist Wayne Helmly holds Master of Music degrees in piano performance and choral music education. He is an experienced performer, teacher, church musician, and music director of musical theater. He surrently teaches piano at Dubose Middle School where he was teacher of the year in 2009 and has served as a Dorchester District Two Honor Teacher. Since 2010 he has been the Organist/Choirmaster at St Stephen's Episcopal Church in Charleston. An active Episcopalian, his choral setting of Evensong, The Anson Street Blues Service, was recently premiered at a service honoring The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Epicsopal Church. Percussionist was Nicholas Holland. Bass was Roman Pekar. Special Thanks to Chris Falter, Emcee, Linda Falter, program notes, St. Matthias Church, Summerton, SC, program printing , Bethany United Methodist Church,, rehearsal venue, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, concert venue, our ticket and program crew and in particular The Taylor Agency, Concert Sporsor, as well as our Supporters and all others who helped make this concert possible!

Special Concert - November 2016
5th Annual "Handel's MESSIAH Sing-Along"

A celebration of the upcoming Christmas Season by the Singers of Summerville with audience participation on selected choruses. Featured Orchestral, Recitatives, Arias, and Choruses performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Summerville, South Carolina were:
The Messiah by George Frederic Handel ( February 1685 - April 1759 )
1. Overture
2. Recitative: Comfort Ye, My People (Isiah 40:1-3) Matt Sims, soloist
3. Aria: Every Valley Shall Be Exalted (Isiah 40:4) Tanner Nix, soloist
4. Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord (Isiah 40:5)
5. Recitative: Thus Saith the Lord (Haggai 2:6-6, Malachi 2:1) Jonah Klixbull, soloist
6. Aria: But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? (Malachi 2:1) Jonah Klixbull, soloist
7. Chorus: And He Shall Purify (Malachi 3:3)
8. Recitative: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive (Isiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23) Diane Rodwell, soloist
9. Aria: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9) Diane Rodwell, soloist and
Chorus: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9, Isiah 60:1)
12. Chorus: For Unto Us a Child is Born ( Isiah 9:6)
13. Pastoral Symphony
14. Recitative: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Luke 2:8) and Recitative: And Lo, the Angel of the Lord (Luke 2:9) Valeri Dougherty, soloist
15. Recitative: And the Angel Said Unto Them (Luke 2:10-11) Valerie Dougherty, soloist
16. Recitative: And Suddenly There Was with the Angel (Luke 2:13) Valerie Dougherty, soloist
17. Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 3:14)
18. Aria: Rejoice Greatly, O daughter of Zion (Zechariah 9:9-10) Amanda Larkin, soloist
19. Recitative: Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened (Isiah 35:5-6) Susan Storm, soloist
20. Aria: He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd (Isiah 40:11) Susan Storm soloist and Aria: Come Unto Him All Ye That Labor (Matthew 11:28-29) Ashley Webb soloist
21. Chorus: His Yoke is Easy, and His Burthen is Light (Matthew 11:30)
42.. Recitative: He That Dwelleth in Heaven (Psalm 11:4) Matthew Swingle, soloist
43. Recitative: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive (Isiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23) Diane Rodwell, soloist
43. Aria: He Shalt Break Them (Psalm 11:9) Matt Swingle, soloist
44. Chorus: Hallelujah (Revelations 19:6, 11:15, 19:16)
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Professor Emeritus at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina, having retired in June 2016, where she was Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. Instrumentalists were: Micah Gangwer, violin Mayumi Nakamura-Smith , violin Jan-Marie Joyce , viola Damian Kremer , cello, Zach Hammond, oboe, Kari Kistler, oboe, and Julie Harlowe, Harpsichord. Rehearsal accompanist was Bradley Parker.

Fall Concert - October 2016
"Mad About Mozart"

A performance of several well-know and beloved works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) comemorating the 260th year of his birth by Singers of Summerville. Featured compositions and works, written between the 18th and 35th year of Mozart's life, performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
Ave verum, K.618
Jubilate Deo   Matt Sims , conductor
Klavierkonzert Nr.21 C-Dur KV 467-II. Andande Chamber Ensemble & Brad Parker, piano soloist

Exultate, Jubilate, K 165:4. Alleluia Amanda Larkin, soprano and the Chamber Ensemble
Die Zauberflote, K 620: Act 2 - "O Isis and Osiris" Jonah Klixbull, baritone and the Men's Ensemble accompanied by the Chamber Ensemble
Le Nozze di Figaro, K 495: Overture Women's Ensemble
Missa brevis in F (1774 - K192)
Kyrie:  Mary Fabel, soprano  Stephanie Brickles, alto
Gloria:  Julia Grimm, soprano  Susan Storm, alto Robert Culbreth, Jr., tenor Tony Dunlap, bass
Credo:  Amanda Larkin, soprano  Diane Rodwell, alto Matt Sims., tenor  Jonah Klixbull, bass
Sanctus
Osanna
Benedictus:  Amanda Larkin, soprano  Diane Rodwell, alto Matt Sims., tenor  Jonah Klixbull, bass
Agnus Dei:  Mary Fabel, soprano  Stephanie Brickles, alto Robert Culbreth, Jr., tenor

The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Professor Emeritus at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina having retired in June 2016. At Charleston Southern University she was Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities where she conducted the University Concert Singers and Bel Canto, as well as coordinating choral music education. Dr. Bullock received her doctorate in choral music education from Florida State University and Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the University of South Carolina, and Assistant Director of the Singers of Summerville, Matt Sims ,Minister of Music at Highland Park Baptist Church in Hanahan, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Charleston Southern University. While at CSU, Mr. Sims performed in various ensembles including Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Concerts Singers all under the direction of Dr. Valerie Bullock. He also toured with New Vision, CSUís Contemporary Christian outreach singing group. Mr. Sims was a part of two Opera/Musical Theatre workshops that would eventually become CSU's Lyric Theatre. Since graduating, he has been a guest vocalist with the Lyric Theatre ensemble in Kurt Weil and Arnold Sundgaard's "Down in the Valley", and performed the title role in Georges Bizet's "Doctor Miracle". He has also performed with Summerville's Flowertown Players as Max Detweiler in "The Sound of Music". Mr. Sims has been a choral member and frequent soloist of the Singers of Summerville for eight years.   Rehearsal Accompanist was Canadian pianist Dr. Brad Parker Associate Professor of Music and Keyboard Area Coordinator at Charleston Southern University where he teaches piano and other music courses. Dr. Parker has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Haiti. In the first year of his residency in Charleston, South Carolina, he has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Wind Symphony, and the Charleston Men's chorus, as well as performing a recital in the Emily Remington Concert Series and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. His passion for musical instruction led him to volunteer for several summers at the North Haiti Music Camp, on the campus of Christian University of North Haiti. Dr. Parker completed a Masters and DMA in Piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and spent one year in France studying French music with pianist Jean Koemer at the Paris Conservatory. He perviously studied at Wilfred University in Waterloo, Canada, where he earned a Bachelor of Music with Distinction. Chamber Ensemble Instrumentalists were: Micah Gangwer, violin   Alex Boissonault, violin     Jan-Marie Joyce, viola   Norbert Lewandowski, cello   Roman Pekar, bass and Michael Lopes, organ.

2015 - 2016 Season

Spring Concert - April 2016
"We're Going to Disney"

Celebrating the animated movies and musical scores of Disney Studios through the ages by the Singers of Summerville in collaboration with the Rollings Middle School of the Arts 7th/8th Grade Star Singers.. The composers of the featured songs from movie musical scores performed at Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
Beauty and the Beast (1991) by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken arranged by Ed Jojeski
Be Our Guest, sung by the Singers of Summerville and RMSA Star Singers, Jonah Klixbull(SOS) and Valeri Dougherty(SOS), soloists
Cinderella (1948) by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston arranged by Audrey Snyder
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes , sung by the Singers of Summerville Chamber Ensemble, Susan Storm(SOS), soloist
Prince of Egypt (1998) by Stephen Schwartz arranged by Audrey Snyder
When You Believe , sung by the RMSA Star Singers.
Pinocchio (1940)by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
When You Wish Upon a Star, sung by the Singers of Summerville, Tanner Nix(SOS), soloist
Aladdin (1992) by Alan Menken and Tim Rice arranged by Ed Jojeski
A Whole New World, sung by the RMSA Star Singers,
The Little Mermaid (1989) by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Under the Sea , sung by the Singers of Summerville Chamber Ensemble.
Mary Poppins (1964) by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken arranged by Ed Jojeski, sung by the Singers of Summerville and RMSA Star Singers,
PART I Chim Chim Cher-ee, Joe Swisher(SOS), soloist, A Spoonful of Sugar, Practically Perfect, Pamela Gardiner(SOS), soloist, Jolly Holiday, Matt Sims(SOS), soloist,
PART2 Feed the Birds, Mary Fabel(SOS), soloist,
PART III Anything Can Happen, Susan Storm(SOS), soloist, Step in Time, Joe Swisher(SOS), soloist, Supercalifragilisticexpialdocious, Deanna Adams(SOS), soloist
                                                                         Intermission
             (Disney Parade - Children in favorite Disney character costumes parade through the aisles)
Newsies (1992) by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman arranged by Roger Emerson
Seize the Day, sung by the RMSA Star Singers.
Pocahontas (1995) by Alan Menken, arranged by Stephen Schwartz
The Colors of the Wind, sung by the RMSA Star Singers.
Enchanted (2007) by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz arranged by Alan Billingsley,
sung by the Singers of Summerville
True Love's Kiss, Rebecca Haman(SOS), soloist
Happy Working Song
So Close, Tanner Nix(SOS), soloist
That's How You Know
Frozen (2013) by Christophe Beck, Frode Fjellheim, and Christine Hals arranged by Roger Emerson, sung by the RMSA Star Singers
Heimr Arnadair
Vuelie
The Lion King (1994) by Elton John and Tim Rice arranged by Mark Brymer, sung by the Singers of Summerville and RMSA Star Singers
The Circle of Life, Lisa Grooms(SOS) and Matt Sims(SOS), soloists
I Just Can't Wait to be King, David Russell(RMSA), soloist
Be Prepared, David Richaredson(SOS), soloist
Hakuna Matata
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
The Circle of Life reprise
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina, and Mr. David Richardson , Assistant Director of the Singers of Summerville and a respected choral conductor and music educator in the Charleston tri-county area. He is currently Director of the Vocal Music Arts at Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, South Carolina. The accompanist was Brad Parker a Canadian pianist who has worked with choirs in churches, colleges, and communities for fifteen years. He performs regularly as a soloist and collaborative pianist, having been heard in several states and countries. Relatively new to the Low Country, Brad recently assumed the post of Associate Professor of Music and Piano Area Coordinator at Charleston Southern University; Percussionist was Nicholas Holland. Special Thanks to Don Clerico, Emcee, Linda Falter, program notes, St. Matthias Church, Summerton, SC, program printing , and Eddie Sayetta, Fred Worthy,and Ed Barnes Summerville Baptist Church, and in particular The Taylor Agency, Concert Sporsor, as well as our Supporters and all others who helped make this concert possible!

Special Concert - November 2015
4th Annual "Handel's MESSIAH Sing-Along"

A celebration of the upcoming Christmas Season by the Singers of Summerville with audience participation on selected choruses. Featured Orchestral, Recitatives, Arias, and Choruses performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Summerville, South Carolina were:
The Messiah by George Frederic Handel ( February 1685 - April 1759 )
1. Overture
2. Recitative: Comfort Ye, My People (Isiah 40:1-3) Michael Weiss, soloist
3. Aria: Every Valley Shall Be Exalted (Isiah 40:4) Matt Sims, soloist
4. Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord (Isiah 40:5)
5. Recitative: Thus Saith the Lord (Haggai 2:6-6, Malachi 2:1) Greg Pipkin, soloist
6. Aria: But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? (Malachi 2:1) Greg Pipkin, soloist
7. Chorus: And He Shall Purify (Malachi 3:3)
8. Recitative: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive (Isiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23) Jeannette Deegan, soloist
9. Aria: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9) Jeannette Deegan, soloist and
Chorus: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9, Isiah 60:1)
12. Chorus: For Unto Us a Child is Born ( Isiah 9:6)
13. Pastoral Symphony
14. Recitative: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Luke 2:8) and Recitative: And Lo, the Angel of the Lord (Luke 2:9) Amanda Larkin, soloist
15. Recitative: And the Angel Said Unto Them (Luke 2:10-11) Amanda Larkin, soloist
16. Recitative: And Suddenly There Was with the Angel (Luke 2:13) Amanda Larkin, soloist
17. Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 3:14)
18. Aria: Rejoice Greatly, O daughter of Zion (Zechariah 9:9-10) Amanda Larkin, soloist
19. Recitative: Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened (Isiah 35:5-6) Pamela Gardiner, soloist
20. Aria: He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd (Isiah 40:11) Pamela Gardiner soloist and Aria: Come Unto Him All Ye That Labor (Matthew 11:28-29) Mary Fabel soloist
21. Chorus: His Yoke is Easy, and His Burthen is Light (Matthew 11:30)
44. Chorus: Hallelujah (Revelations 19:6, 11:15, 19:16)
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina; Instrumentalists were: Micah Gangwer, violin Mayumi Nakamura-Smith , violin Peter Kiral , viola Norbert Lewandowski, cello, Zach Hammond, oboe, Janice Crews, oboe, and Julie Harlowe, Harpsichord. Rehearsal accompanist was Bradley Parker.

Fall Concert - October 2015
"Baroque Fest"

A performance comemorating the Baroque period of music by the Singers of Summerville. Featured compositions and works, written by some of the best composers of the era; performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
Rejoice in the Lord Alway by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)    Soloists: Matt Sims, tenor
Matt Swingle, countertenor   David Richardson, bass

Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina by Padre Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784)  Soloists: Mary Fabel, soprano   Jeannette Deegan, alto   Tanner Nix, tenor   and Frank Miley, bass
Lobet den Herrn, Motet No. 6 BWV 230 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Laudate Jehovam, omnes gentes by Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767)
Rejoice, O Daughter of Zion by Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
from MESSIAH Soloist: Amanda Larkin, soprano
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened by Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
from Coronation Anthem No. 2
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina, and Assistant Director of the Singers of Summerville David Richardson Director of Vocal Music, Rollings Middle School of the Arts,and previously Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC; former conductor for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble, and current Associate Director of Children and Youth Choirs at Bethany United Methodist Church. Instrumentalists were: Micah Gangwer , violin Mayumi Nakamura-Smith , violin Alex Agrest, viola, Norbert Lewandowski, cello, and Julie Harlowe, Harpsichord.  Rehearsal accompanist was Canadian pianist Brad Parker new Low country resident and Associate Professor of Music and Piano Area Coordinator at Charleston Southern University.

2014 - 2015 Season

Spring Concert - March 2015
"We Love Lerner & Loewe"

A performance celebrating the music of Lerner & Loewe by the Singers of Summerville. Featured compositions and works, written by Alan Jay Lerner ( 1918-1986 ) and Frederick Loewe ( 1901 - 1988 ) who wrote some of the most stylish, sophisticated theater music of the 20th century, performed at the Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
My Fair Lady arr by Carl Strommen
Get Me to the Church on Time
Wouldn't It Be Loverly   Rebecca Haman, soloist
The Rain in Spain  Joe Swisher & Stephanie Brickles, soloists
With a Little Bit of Luck
I Could Have Danced All Night
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face   Jonah Klixbull solist
On the Street Where You Live
Brigadoon
Almost Like Being in Love arr by Mac Huff
Waitin' for My Dearie   Amanda Larkin, soloist
Come to Me, Bend to Me   Jonah Klixbull, soloist
I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean   Matt Sims, soloist
Paint Your Wagon arr by Jacques C. Rizzo
I'm On My Way
Wand'rin' Star
There's a Coach Comin' In   Frank Miley, percussionist
I Talk to the Trees
I Still See Elisa   Greg Spires, soloist
They Call the Wind Maria
                                                                           Intermission
On a Clear Day arr by Steve Zegree   Mary Fabel, soloist with Vocal Ensemble:
Stephanie Brickles, Jeannette Deegan, Pamela Gardiner, Rebecca Haman, Jonah Klixbull, Amanda Larkin, Frank Miley, Matt Sims, Greg Spires, Susan Storm, Matthew Swingle, Joe Swisher, and Jeffrey Wolcott
Gigi
Thank Heaven for Little Girls   Ray Doughty, soloist
I Remember It Well   Pamela Gardiner & Frank Miley, soloists
Camelot arr by Clay Warnick
Camelot
I Loved You Once in Silence
How to Handle a Woman
If I Would Leave You
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina. The accompanist was Wayne Helmly who holds Master Degrees in piano performance and choral music education. Mr. Helmly is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC and also teaches piano at Summerville's Dubose Middle School, where he was named Teacher fo the Year in 2009, and has served as Dorchester District Two Honor Teacher. Special Thanks to Linda Falter, program notes,Shirley Berardo, publicity, , and Eddie Sayetta, Fred Worthy, Summerville Baptist Church , as well as our Supporters and all others who helped make this concert possible!

Special Concert - November 2014
3rd Annual "Handel's MESSIAH Sing-Along"

A celebration of the upcoming Christmas Season by the Singers of Summerville with audience participation on selected choruses. Featured Orchestral, Recitatives, Arias, and Choruses performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Summerville, South Carolina were:
The Messiah by George Frederic Handel ( February 1685 - April 1759 )
1. Overture
2. Recitative: Comfort Ye, My People (Isiah 40:1-3) Michael Weiss, soloist
3. Aria: Every Valley Shall Be Exalted (Isiah 40:4) Matthew Swingle, soloist
4. Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord (Isiah 40:5)
5. Recitative: Thus Saith the Lord (Haggai 2:6-6, Malachi 2:1) Greg Pipkin, soloist
6. Aria: But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? (Malachi 2:1) Greg Pipkin, soloist
7. Chorus: And He Shall Purify (Malachi 3:3)
8. Recitative: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive (Isiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23) Molly Abbott, soloist
9. Aria: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9) Molly Abbott, soloist Chorus: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9, Isiah 60:1)
12. Chorus: For Unto Us a Child is Born ( Isiah 9:6)
13. Pastoral Symphony
14. Recitative: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Luke 2:8) and Recitative: And Lo, the Angel of the Lord (Luke 2:9) Emily Reeves, soloist
15. Recitative: And the Angel Said Unto Them (Luke 2:10-11) Emily Reeves, soloist
16. Recitative: And Suddenly There Was with the Angel (Luke 2:13) Emily Reeves, soloist
17. Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 3:14)
18. Aria: Rejoice Greatly, O daughter of Zion (Zechariah 9:9-10) Amanda Larkin, soloist
19. Recitative: Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened (Isiah 35:5-6) Pamela Gardiner, soloist
20. Aria: He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd (Isiah 40:11) Pamela Gardiner soloist and Aria: Come Unto Him All Ye That Labor (Matthew 11:28-29) Taryn Wetherington soloist
21. Chorus: His Yoke is Easy, and His Burthen is Light (Matthew 11:30)
44. Chorus: Hallelujah (Revelations 19:6, 11:15, 19:16)
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina; Instrumentalists were: Mayumi Nakamura-Smith, violin Ellie Jos , violin Jan-Marie Joyce , viola Aubrey Gray, cello, Kari Kristler, oboe, Bill Parrish, oboe, and Julie Harlowe, Harpsichord. Rehearsal accompanist was David Richardson.

Fall Concert - October 2014
"An Afternoon of Sacred French Music"

A Choral Performance of Sacred French Music by the Singers of Summerville dedicated to Abbie Law Connelly, Charter Member of the Singers of Summerville, who passed away April 22, 2014; performed at Bethany United Methodist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina. Featured were:
Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure' (1845-1924)
Ubi Caritas arr by Maurice Durufle' (1902-1986) Conducted by: David Richardson
Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet (1842-1924) Performed by: Asako Kremer, violin and Kathleen Wilson, harp
Requiem (Opus 48) by Gabriel Faure' (1845-1924)
1. Introit and Kyrie
2. Offertory    Soloist: Jonah Klixbull, baritone
3. Sanctus
4. Pie Jesu  Soloist: Lindsay Hilliard Malcher, soprano
5. Agnus Dei
6. Libera Me  Soloist: Greg Pipkin, baritone
7. In Paradisum
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina, and Assistant Director of the Singers of Summerville David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC; former conductor for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble, and current Associate Director of Children and Youth Choirs at Bethany United Methodist Church. The organ accompanist was English Morris , Professional Church Musician, Music Educator, business owner, and native of Columbia, SC. Mr. Morris is President and Founder of Carolina Music Academy, a 38 year-old community music school and conservatory, and he has been a lay professional in church music for more than four decades. He has been Minister of Music and Organist for the past 27 years at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Columbia. Additionally, he has twice served as Organist-in-Residence at York Minister Cathedral, York, England and in 2012 completed a term as Visiting Organist at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England with the Charleston Southern University Concert Singers. Instrumentalists were: Asako Kremer , Acting Principal Second Violin at Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC and Kathleen Wilson Principal Harpist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the only Charleston, SC conservatory-trained harpist with both a bachelor and master of music degree in harp performance. Special thanks to Ed Schneider Minister of Music, Bethany UMC, the Bethany staff, and our Supporters whose generous contributions make these concerts possible.

2013 - 2014 Season

Special Event - May 2014
"What I Did For Love - 100 Years of Showtunes"

A collaboration between the Singers of Summerville and the Flowertown Players performed and choreographed in the spirit of Broadway to raise funds for the upcoming seasons of both organizations performed at the Flowertown Players Theatre in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina. Featured music from Broadway Shows were:
OPENING sung by The Company
SOME TO WATCH OVER ME (Oh, Kay) sung by Monica Shows
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING/THIS NEARLY WAS MINE (South Pacific) sung by Tony Dunlap
ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU (Kiss Me Kate) sung by Lisa Grooms
AGONY (Into the Woods) sung by Matt Sims & Chris Falter
SINGING IN THE RAIN/MAKE 'EM LAUGH (Singing in the Rain) sung by R. Venne & T. Reed
LIDA ROSE (The Music Man) sung by Monica Shows, LD Lewis, Matt Sims, Chris Falter, & Tony Dunlap
EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES (Gypsy) sung by Susan Storm
GUYS AND DOLLS (Guys & Dolls) sung by Chris Falter & Tyler Reed
GOD ON HIGH/MY OWN/ONE DAY MORE (Les Miserables) sung by LD Lewis, Alex Shanko, Katherine Berry, Tyler Reed, Matt Sims, Tony Dunlap, Jennifer Gossett, Chris Falter, & Company
                                                                 Intermission
SUPERTROOPER (Mamma Mia) sung by Lisa Davol, Lisa Grooms, Monica Shows & Company
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT (The Phantom of the Opera) sung by LD Lewis
SISTERS (White Christmas) sung by Alex Shanko, Katherine Berry, LD Lewis, & Robert Venne
BEING ALIVE (Company) sung by Matt Sims
NOT WHILE I AM ALONE (Sweeney Todd) sung by Jennifer Gossett
FOR GOOD (Wicked) sung by Lisa Grooms, & Susan Storm
LILY'S GARDEN (Secret Garden) sung by Matt Sims , & LD Lewis
DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE (Funny Girl) sung by Alex Shanko
WHAT I DID FOR LOVE (A Chorus Line) sung by Alex Shanko, Katherine Berry, & Company
CLOSING sung by The Singers of Summerville & The Flowertown Players.
The performance was directed by David McLaughlin with narration by Christine Kohler Channel 2 News, Charleston, SC and Shelby Dangerfield Miss Summerville 2014.

Spring Concert - April 2014
"Best of Broadway"

A Celebration of Ten Years of Choral Excellence by the Singers of Summerville through Broadway musical hits and medleys our audiences love to hear performed at the Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina. Featured were:
Anything You Can Do (Medley) words and music by Irving Berlin arr by Mac Huff
It's De-Lovely: A Portrait of Cole Porter words and music by Cole Porter arr by Kirby Shaw
Gershwin! A Concert Panorama words & music by George and Ira Gershwin arr by John Higgins
Selections from The Music Man by Meredith Wilson arr by Clay Warnick with soloists
Jennifer Gossett, soprano Betsy McAmis, alto Joe Swisher, tenor and Greg Spires, bass
                                                                           Intermission
The Phantom of the Opera (Medley) music and words by Andrew Lloyd Webber arr by
Ed Lojeski with soloists Katherine Berry and Amanda Larkin , soprano Lisa Devol , alto Tony Dunlap, and Greg Spires, bass
Sondheim! A Choral Celebration music and words by Stephen Sondheim arr by Mac Huff with soloists Wendy Koehler, Julie Harms, and Jennifer Gossett, soprano Susan Storm, alto Joe Swisher, and Matt Sims, tenor
*SPECIAL RECOGNITION* for retiring founding member and board member Beth Wyckoff
The Sound of Music music and words by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II arr by Clay Warnick with soloist Amanda Larkin, soprano.
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina, and Assistant Director of the Singers of Summerville David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC, Conductor for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble, and Assistant Director of Music at Bethany United Methodist Church. The accompanist was Matthew Wilkinson, Assistant Organist at St. Michael's Church, Charleston, SC and staff accompanist at Charleston Southern University. Special thanks to Jan Martin, Emcee for the evening and Eddie Sayetta, Ed Barnes, John Nettles, and Fred Worthy, Summerville Baptist Church , as well as our Supporters whose generous contributions make these concerts possible!

Special Concert - December 2013
2nd Annual "Handel's MESSIAH Sing-Along"

A celebration of the upcoming Christmas Season by the Singers of Summerville with audience participation on selected choruses. Featured Orchestral, Recitatives, Arias, and Choruses performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Summerville, South Carolina were:
The Messiah by George Frederic Handel ( February 1685 - April 1759 )
1. Overture
2. Recitative: Comfort Ye, My People (Isiah 40:1-3) Matt Sims, soloist
3. Aria: Every Valley Shall Be Exalted (Isiah 40:4) Matt Sims, soloist
4. Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord (Isiah 40:5)
5. Recitative: Thus Saith the Lord (Haggai 2:6-6, Malachi 2:1) Dan Megli, soloist
6. Aria: But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? (Malachi 2:1) Dan Megli, soloist
7. Chorus: And He Shall Purify (Malachi 3:3)
8. Recitative: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive (Isiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23) John Cunningham, soloist
9. Aria: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9) John Cunningham, soloist Chorus: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9, Isiah 60:1)
12. Chorus:For Unto Us a Child is Born ( Isiah 9:6)
13. Pastoral Symphony
14. Recitative: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Luke 2:8) and Recitative: And Lo, the Angel of the Lord (Luke 2:9) Emily Reeves, soloist
15. Recitative: And the Angel Said Unto Them (Luke 2:10-11) Emily Reeves, soloist
16. Recitative: And Suddenly There Was with the Angel (Luke 2:13) Emily Reeves, soloist
17. Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 3:14)
18. Aria: Rejoice Greatly, O daughter of Zion (Zechariah 9:9-10) Meredith Dickard, soloist
19. Recitative: Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened (Isiah 35:5-6) Pamela Gardiner, soloist
20. Aria: He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd (Isiah 40:11) Pamela Gardiner soloist and Aria: Come Unto Him All Ye That Labor (Matthew 11:28-29) Taryn Wetherington soloist
21. Chorus: His Yoke is Easy, and His Burthen is Light (Matthew 11:30)
42. Recitative: He that Dwelleth in Heaven (Psalm 2:4) John Cunningham, soloist
43. Aria: Thou Shalt Break Them (Psalm 2:9) John Cunningham, soloist
44. Chorus: Hallelujah (Revelations 19:6, 11:15, 19:16)
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina; Instrumentalists were: Alex Boissonnault, violin Mary Taylor , violin Ben Weiss , viola Norbert Lewandowski, cello, Elizabeth Knott, oboe, Norm Lambert, oboe, and Julie Harlowe, Harpsichord. Rehearsal accompanist was Leah Megli.

Fall Concert - October 2013
"For The Children"

Celebrating the lives of children by the Singers of Summerville in collaboration with the
Rollings Middle School of the Arts Vocal Core Choir. The composers of the featured compositions and works performed at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
Newtown Psalm by John F. Hudson ( b.1987 )  Amanda Larkin, soprano soloist
Sung by the Singers of Summerville, David Richardson conductor, Leah Megli. piano
Sing to Me by Andrea Ramsey ( b.1977 )
Birdsong by Paul Read ( b.1948 )
Sung by the RMSA Treble Choir, Pamela S. Brunson, conductor, David Richardson, piano
Mass of the Children by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( b. 1948 )
Meredith Dickard, soprano soloist and Daniel Megli, baritone soloist
1. Kyrie
2. Gloria
3. Sanctus and Benedictus
4. Agnus Dei
5. Finale
The combined performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina. Assistant Conductors for the program were David Richardson, Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC, conductor of the Charleston Symphony Spirtual Ensemble, and Assistant Director of Music, Bethany United Methodist Church, Summerville, SC; and Pamela S. Brunson, National Board Certified Teacher and Musical Educator at Rollings Middle School of the Arts. RMSA choirs have performed a wide variety of choral literature, including many master works and have received superior ratings in stage and sight-reading at SCADA and SCMEA conferences. In addition to school activities, Mrs. Brunson is the organist at Hibben United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Piano accompanist was Leah Megli, BME Illinois Wesleyan University who has held accompanist postions at Illinois State University and Charleston Southern University. Chamber ensemble instrumentalists were: Tacy Edwards, flute, Elizabeth Knott, oboe, Charlie Messersmith, clarinet, Kathy St. John, bassoon, Nicholas V. Holland, III, timpani, Michael Haldeman, persussion, Kathleen Wilson, harp, Tom Bresnick, double bass, and David Friddle, organ.

2012 - 2013 Season

Piccolo Spoleto Festival Concert
Art of Choral Music Spotlight Series - May 2013
"An Afternoon of English Music"

Celebrating the music of English composers and arrangers by the Singers of Summerville. Featured compositions and works, performed at Saint Philip's Church in beautiful downtown Charleston, South Carolina were:
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me by C. Hubert H. Parry (February 1848 - October 1918)
Requiem by John Milford Rutter ( b.1945 )
1. Requiem Aeternam
2. Out of the Deep
3. Pie Jesu Mary Fabel, soprano solist
4. Sanctus
5. Agnus Dei
6. The Lord is My shepherd
7. Lux Aeterna Lindsay Malcher, soprano soloist
The Lord Bless You and Keep You by John Milford Rutter ( b. 1945 )
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina. The organist was English G. Morris Jr. Professional musician and President and Founder of Carolina Music Academy, a 36-year-old community music school and conservatory in Columbia, SC. Instrumentalists were: Tacy Edwards, flute Elizabeth Knott, oboe Megan Johnson, cello Nicholas V. Holland III, percussion, and Josh Bohl, percussion. David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC. served as rehearsal accompanist.

Spring Concert - March 2013
"Absolutely Andrew"

Celebrating the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber by the Singers of Summerville. Featured compositions and works, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( b.1948 ) performed at Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat arr by Roger Emerson ( b.1950 )
Jacob and Sons
Any Dream Will Do
One More Angel in Heaven
Song of the King Tony Dunlap, soloist
Close Every Door
Benjamin Calypso Joe Swisher and Susan Storm, solists
Go, Go, Go Joseph
Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( b. 1848 ) and lyrics by Tim Rice ( b. 1948)
I Don't Know How to Love Him Lisa Grooms, soloist
Evita arr by Ed Lojeski
On this Night of A Thousand Stars
Buenos Aires
Another Suitcase in Another Hall Ann Baggett and Frank Miley, soloists
You Must Love Me Smita Dadheech and David Perry, soloists
High Flying, Adored
Don't Cry for Me Argentina Smita Dadheech and Kiel Barnard, soloists
                                                                           Intermission
Cats arr by Ed Lojeski
Jellical Songs for Jellical Cats Matts Sims, Jennifer Gossett, John Cunningham, Ann Baggett, Joe Swisher and Chris Falter, soloists
The Naming of Cats
Old Deuteronomy Kiel Barnard, soloist
Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat John Cunningham, soloist
Macavity: The Mystery Cat
Mr. Mistoffelees
Memory Susan Storm, soloist
Requiem by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( b. 1848 )
Pie Jesu Mary Fabel and Matt Sims soloists
Phontom of the Opera arr by Ed Lojeski
The Phantom of the Opera
Think of Me Lindsey Malcher, soloist
Angel of Music All I Ask of You Frank Miley and Lisa Davol, soloists
Wishing You Were Here Again
The Point of No Return
Aspects of Love arr by Ed Lojeski
Love Changes Everything
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina. The Assistant Conductor and accompanist was David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC and percussionist was Dr. Nicholas V. Holland, III Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands and Area Coordinator of Instrumental Studio and Chamber Ensembles at Charleston Southern University. Special Thanks to Linda Falter, and Eddie Sayetta, Ed Barnes, and Fred Worthy, Summerville Baptist Church , as well as our Supporters and all others who helped make this concert possible!

Special Concert - November 2012
"Handel's MESSIAH Sing-Along"

A celebration of the upcoming Christmas Season by the Singers of Summerville with audience participation on selected choruses. Featured Orchestral, Recitatives, Arias, and Choruses performed at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Summerville, South Carolina were:
The Messiah by George Frederic Handel ( February 1685 - April 1759 )
1. Overture
2. Recitative: Comfort Ye, My People (Isiah 40:1-3) Matt Sims, soloist
3. Aria: Every Valley Shall Be Exalted (Isiah 40:4) Matt Sims, soloist
4. Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord (Isiah 40:5)
7. Chorus: And He Shall Purify (Malachi 3:3)
8. Recitative: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive (Isiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23) John Cunningham, soloist
9. Aria: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9) John Cunningham, soloist Chorus: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Isiah 40:9)
12. Chorus:For Unto Us a Child is Born ( Isiah 9:6)
13. Pastoral Symphony
14. Recitative: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Luke 2:8) and Recitative: And Lo, the Angel of the Lord (Luke 2:9) Jennifer Gossett, soloist
15. Recitative: And the Angel Said Unto Them (Luke 2:10-11) Lindsay Malcher, soloist
16. Recitative: And Suddenly There Was with the Angel (Luke 2:13) Lindsay Malcher, soloist
17. Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 3:14)
18. Aria: Rejoice Greatly, O daughter of Zion (Zechariah 9:9-10) Meredith Dickard, soloist
19. Recitative: Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened (Isiah 35:5-6) Laquavia Alston, soloist
20. Aria: He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd (Isiah 40:11) Laquavia Alston soloist and Aria: Come Unto Him All Ye That Labor (Matthew 11:28-29) Mary Fabel soloist
21. Chorus: His Yoke is Easy, and His Burthen is Light (Matthew 11:30)
44. Chorus: Hallelujah (Revelations 19:6, 11:15, 19:16)
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina, and David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC. The organist was John Randall Hawkins Formerly a California collegiate-level teacher and currently a student accompanist at Charleston Southern University. Instrumentalists were: Asako Kremer, violin Mayumi Smith, violin Alex Agrest , viola Damian Kremer, cello, Michael Smith, trumpet, Todd Jenkins, trumpet, and Beth Albert, tympani.

Fall Concert - October 2012
"An Afternoon of English Music"

Celebrating the music of English composers and arrangers by the Singers of Summerville. Featured compositions and works, performed at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
Requiem by John Milford Rutter ( b.1945 )
1. Requiem Aeternam
2. Out of the Deep
3. Pie Jesu Meredith Dickard, soprano solist
4. Sanctus
5. Agnus Dei
6. The Lord is My shepherd
7. Lux Aeterna Lindsay Malcher, soprano soloist
                                                                 Intermission
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me by C. Hubert H. Parry (February 1848 - October 1918)
Magnificat arr by Herbert Howells
I Sat Down Under His Shadow by Edward C. Bairstow (August 1874 - May 1946) conducted by David Richardson
The Lord Bless You and Keep You by John Milford Rutter ( b. 1945 )
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina, and David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC. The organist was English G. Morris Jr. Professional musician and President and Founder of Carolina Music Academy, a 36-year-old community music school and conservatory in Columbia, SC. Instrumentalists were: Tacy Edwards, flute Elizabeth Knott, oboe Greg Homza, cello Michael Haldeman, percussion, and Josh Bohl, percussion.

2011 - 2012 Season

Spring Concert II - May 2012
"Sunday Afternoon Concert"

A reprise of the music of Gilbert and Sullivan and Leonard Bernstein by the Singers of Summerville. Featured W.S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911), Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900), and Leonard Berstein (1918 - 1990) compositions and works, performed at First Presbyterian Church in beautiful downtown Moncks Corner, South Carolina were:
Excerpts from Mass (1971)
Simple Song   Matt Sims, soloist; Pamela Gardiner, flute
H.M.S. Pinafore: A Choral Suite ( arr. Philip Kern )
A British Tar is a Soaring Soul
When I Was a Lad  ( arr. John Leavitt )   Tony Dunlap, soloist
We Sail the Ocean Blue  ( arr. Ruth Artmann )
Never Mind the Why and Wherefore   Pamela Gardiner, Katherine Bentley, Theresa Powers, and Eleanor Caraviello, solists
I Am the Captain of the Pinafore
A British Tar is a Soaring Soul (reprise)

Pirates of Penzance  ( arr. Sally K. Albrecht )
Climbing Over Rocky Mountain   Susan Storm, solist
A Modern Major General   Matthew Pedelty, solist
The Mikado   ( arr. Sally K. Albrecht )
Three Little Maids from School  Cara Swisher, Catherine Smith, Kimberly Fludd, solists
Finale from "The Gondeliers" ( arr. Sally K. Albrecht )
West Side Story Medley (1957)
Tonight
I Feel Pretty
Maria   Tony Dunlap, Matt Sims, soloists
America   Susan Storm, Chris Falter, David Richardson, soloists
One Hand, One Heart  Mary Fabel, Matt Pedelty, soloists
Somewhere
Candide (1956)
Make Our Garden Grow    Jennifer Gossett, Pamela Gardiner, Susan Storm, Joe Swisher, Tony Dunlap, soloists
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina, and David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC. Piano accompanist Jennifer Luiken Professor of Voice and Director of the Lyric Theatre, Charleston Southern University..

Spring Concert - March 2012
"Sullivan meets Sondheim"

Celebrating the music of Gilbert and Sullivan and Stephen Sondheim by the Singers of Summerville. Featured W.S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911), Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900), and Stephen Sondheim ( b. 1930 ) compositions and works, performed at Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
H.M.S. Pinafore: A Choral Suite ( arr. Philip Kern )
A British Tar is a Soaring Soul
When I Was a Lad  ( arr. John Leavitt )   Tony Dunlap, soloist
We Sail the Ocean Blue  ( arr. Ruth Artmann )
Never Mind the Why and Wherefore   Pamela Gardiner, Katherine Bentley, Lesa Gregory, and Eleanor Caraviello, solists
I Am the Captain of the Pinafore
A British Tar is a Soaring Soul (reprise)

Pirates of Penzance  ( arr. Sally K. Albrecht )
Climbing Over Rocky Mountain   Susan Storm, solist
A Modern Major General   Matthew Pedelty, solist
The Mikado   ( arr. Sally K. Albrecht )
Three Little Maids from School  Julie Harms, Chris Rogers-Berry, Betsy McAmis, solists
Finale from "The Gondeliers" ( arr. Sally K. Albrecht )
Sondheim! A Choral Celebration ( arr. Mac Huff )
Comedy Tonight  ( from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) Tony Dunlap, Wendy Koehler, Joe Swisher, Julie Harms, Brian Shepherd, Ann Baggett, soloists
Into the woods   ( from Into the Woods ) Susan Storm, Joe Swisher, Barbara Wallace,
Kimberly Fludd, soloists
Putting It Together (from Sunday in the Park with George ) Marianne Nubel, soloist
Not While I'm Around ( from Sweeny Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street )
Joe Swisher, soloist
The Sun Comes Up   ( from Follies ) Wendy Koehler, soloist
Send in the Clowns   ( from A Little Night Music Audrey Darby, Matt Sims, soloists
Company   ( from Company ) Kimberly Fludd, Marianne Nuble, Susan Storm, Audrey Darby, Jennifer Gossett, Ann Baggett, Pamela Gardiner, David Richardson, Matt Simms, Joe Swisher, Tony Dunlap, Matt Pedelty, Brian Shepherd, tableau group
The Little Things You Do Together   ( from Company ) Pamela Gardiner, soloist
Being Alive   ( from Company ) Matt Sims, soloist
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina, and David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC Instrumentalists were: Marsha Goldsmith staff accompanist at Charleston Southern University, piano, David Michael Ruddy, bass, and Andrew Felker percussion.

Fall Concert - November 2011
"Basically Berstein"

A tribute to the musical genius of Leonard Berstein by the Singers of Summerville and the Rollings Middle School of the Arts Treble Choir. Featured Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990) compositions and works, performed at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, South Carolina were:
Chichester Psalms (1965)
I. Psalm 108 and Psalm 100   Sarah Falter, Pam Gardiner, Justin Baker, and Matt Pedelty soloists
II. Psalm 23 and Psalm 2:1-4  Brandon Williams, Counter-tenor solist
III. Psalm 131 and Psalm 133:1
Excerpts from Mass(1971)
Simple Song   Josh Gragg, tenor; Pamela Gardiner, flute
Gloria Tibi   Treble Choir with Matt Sims, tenor
Almighty Father   Singers of Summerville with David Richardson, assistant conductor
Sanctus  Treble Choir and the Singers of Summerville
West Side Story Medley (1957)
Tonight
I Feel Pretty
Maria   Tony Dunlap, bass   Tom Devol, baritone   Matt Sims, tenor
America  Ann Bagget, soprano  Chris Falter, bass  David Richardson, baritone
One Hand, One Heart  Mary Fabel, soprano  Matt Pedelty, baritone
Somewhere
Trouble in Tahiti (1951)
What a movie!  Smita Dadheech, mezzo-soprano
There is a Garden   Treble Choir
Candide (1956)
Make Our Garden Grow    Sopranos: Lesa Gregory, Ann Baggett, Sarah Falter, Pamela Gardiner   Altos: Smita Dadheech, Susan Storm, Lisa Davol  Tenors: Justine Baker, Matt Sims, Josh Gregg Basses: Brian Shepherd, Tony Dunlap
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina, David Richardson Director of Choral Activities, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC and Pamela Brunson Director of Choral Music at Rollings Middle School of the Arts, Summerville, SC. Instrumentists were: Gregory R. Homza, AAGO Director of Music at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church, organ Marsha Goldsmith staff accompanist at Charleston Southern University, piano, Michael Haldeman, percussion and Kathleen Wilson harp.

2010 - 2011 Season

Piccolo Spoleto
Festival of Churches and Synagogues
May 2011

"A Little Mozart and Haydn"

The combination of historic Charlestonís old European charm and the world-class Spoleto Festival USA together produce a unique and impacting synergy for all who come to the city by the sea to experience this magnificent international multi-arts festival. But what really adds the ingredient of magic to the mix is Piccolo Spoleto, which provides access to the festival for every person, especially children. Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival and its 700 events in 17 days, transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoletoís traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, childrenís activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Featured works and composers for this performance at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, SC were:
Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Small Organ Mass by Franz Josef Haydn (1732 - 1809)
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria (incipit)  Tony Dunlap, bass soloist
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus  Mary Fabel, soprano soloist
VI. Agnus Dei
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (K.339) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
I. Dixit   Audrey Bruce Darby, Kimberly Robinson, Michael Weiss, and Frank Miley soloists
II. Confitebor   Lesa Gregory, Kimberly Robinson, Chad Johnson, and Tony Dunlap soloists
III. Beatus vir   Smita Dadheech, Pamela Gardiner, Matt Sims, and Matthew Pedelty soloists
IV. Laudate pueri
V. Laudate Dominum   Krista T. Brewer soloist
VI. Magnificat Jennifer Gossett, Pamela Gardiner, Chad Johnson, and Brian Shepherd soloists
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina. Organ accompaniment by: Gregory R. Homza, AAGO Director of Music at The Church of Saint John the Beloved in Summerville. Instrumentists were: Violin I: Asako Kremer, Frances Hsieh Violin II: Mayumi Smith, Ruben Camacho Cello: Damien Kramer Bass: Tom Bresnick Trumpet: Michael Smith, Todd Jenkins

Spring Concert - March 2011
"A Tribute to Irving Berlin"

A salute to the music composed by Irving Berlin and Honoring Mayor Berlin G. Myers for
his 49 years of public service to the citizens of Summerville, SC.  Featured Irving Berlin compositions, and arrangers, for the performance at Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, SC were:
There's No Business Like Show Business arr. by Mark A. Brymer featuring soloists
Ann Baggett and Matt Sims
I Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night arr. by Kirby Shaw featuring soloists
Kelsi Whitehorn, Greg Spires, and Susan Storm
Anything You Can Do Medley arr. by Mac Huff
Cheek to Cheek arr. by Kirby Shaw featuring soloists Kelsi Whitehorn and Tony Dunlap
Let's Face the Music and Dance arr. by Kirby Shaw
Puttin' on the Ritz arr. by Roger Emerson
White Christmas Medley arr. by Mac Huff featuring soloists Matt Sims, Smita Dadheech,
Tom Davol, and Mary Fabel

Intermission
I Love a Piano arr. by Mark Hayes
What'll I Do? arr. by Kirby Shaw
A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody arr. by Donald P. Moore
Alexander's Regtime Band arr. by Kirby Shaw
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor arr. by Roy Ringwald
Honors presentations to Mayor Berlin G. Myers by Jan Martin
God Bless America arr. by Keith Christopher
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina. Piano accompaniment by: Marsha Goldsmith staff accompanist at Charleston Souther University, on Bass: David Michael Ruddy and on Drums: Ben Rhodes

Christmas Concert - December 2010
"A Festival of Carols"

A traditional Lessons and Carols service featuring the Charleston Southern University choral ensembles and the Singers of Summerville. Featured compositions / works, and composers, for the service at Lightsey Chapel on the campus of Charleston Southern University were:
Arise, Your Light Has Come by David Danner featuring the Combined Choirs & audience
The First Noel arr. by Mark Kellner featuring the Combined Choirs & audience
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl featuring the CSU Singing Buccaneers
E'en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come by Paul Mantz featuring the CSU Concert Singers
What Child Is This? arr. by Mark Kellner featuring the Combined Choirs, and audience
A Fantasia of Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams featuring the CSU Combined Choirs, Festival Orchestra with soloist Cliff Derrick, baritone
Angels We Have Heard On High arr. by Mark Kellner featuring the Combined Choirs & audience
Nativity Carol by John Rutter featuring the Singers of Summerville
Candlelight Carol by John Rutter featuring the CSU Bel Canto and Festival Orchestra
Silent Night arr. by Mark Kellner featuring the Combined Choirs & audience
Brnga Torch arr. by Stephen Mager featuring the UCC Chamber Singers
Away in a Manger arr. by David Willcocks featuring the UCC Chamber Singers
Nino Lindo arr. by Ruth Boshkoff featuring the CSU Children's Chorus
Good King Wenceslas arr. by Earlene Rentz featuring the CSU Children's Chorus
Hark the Herald Angels Sing Traditional featuring the Combined Choirs & audience
A Christmas Garland arr. by Conrad Susa featuring the Combined Choirs and Festival Orchestra Musical selections were conducted by Dr, Valerie Bullock, Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, and Director of the Singers of Summerville, Marshall Forrester, Associate Professor of Music / Director of Instrumental Studies, Richard Bordas, Assistant Professor of Music, and Jean Breza, University Children's Chorus Director.

Fall Concert - November 2010
"A Little Mozart and Haydn"

A salute to the music of Franz Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, two of the world's greatest composers. Featured compositions / works, and composers, for the performance at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in beautiful downtown Summerville, SC were:
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (K.339) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
I. Dixit   Julia Grimm, Kimberly Robinson, Jonathan Torres, and Tom Davol soloists
II. Confitebor   Ann Baggett, Marianne Nubel, Chad Johnson, and Tony Dunlap soloists
III. Beatus vir   Smita Dadheech, Pamela Gardiner, Matt Sims, and Frank Miley soloists
IV. Laudate pueri
V. Laudate Dominum   Krista Brewer soloist
VI. Magnificat Jennifer Gossett, Susan Storm, Chad Johnson, and Brian Shepherd soloists
Ave verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Small Organ Mass by Franz Josef Haydn (1732 - 1809)
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria (incipit)  Tony Dunlap, bass soloist
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus  Mary Fabel, soprano soloist
VI. Agnus Dei
The Creation No. 14 (The Heavens are Telling) by Franz Josef Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Soloists:   Kelsi Whitehorn, Gabriel   Matt Sims, Uriel   and Tony Dunlap, Raphael
The performance was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina. Organ accompaniment by: Gregory R. Homza, AAGO Director of Music at The Church of Saint John the Beloved in Summerville. Instrumentists were: Violin I: Alan Molina, Mayumi Smith Violin II: Brent Price, Frances Hsieh Viola: Jan-Marie Joyce, Jill King Cello: Tim O'Malley Bass: Ed Allman Trumpet Susan Messersmith, Todd Jenkins Timpani: Beth Albert

2009 - 2010 Season

Spring Concert II - May 2010
"Patriotism and Porter

A salute to America and one of its greatest composers, Cole Porter. Featured works,
and composers, arrangers, and poets for the performance at First Presbyterian Church
in beautiful downtown Moncks Corner, SC were:
The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) and John Stafford Smith (1750-1836), arr by Robert Edgerton (b.1937)   Jennifer Gossett, Trumpet
Song of Democracy by Howard Hanson (1896-1981) based on the poem "An Old Man's Thoughts of School" by Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
America ( My Country 'Tis of Thee) arr by Robert Edgerton (b.1937)
I Hear America Singing A traditional spiritual arr. by Andre' J. Thomas (b. 1952)
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor by Irving Berlin (1888-1989), based on the sonnet "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), arr by Roy Ringwald (b.1910)
Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) and William Steffe (1830-1890), arr by Peter J. Wilhousky (1902-1978)
Featured works from Broadway Shows by Cole Porter (1891-1964) were:
Another Op'nin', Another Show (Kiss Me, Kate 1948) arr by Teena Chinn
Just One of Those Things (Jubilee 1935) arr by Mark Hayes (b.1953) Pam Gardiner, soloist
Blow, Gabriel, Blow (Anything Goes 1934) arr by Philip Kern (b.1957) Ann Baggett and
Tony Dunlap, soloists
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (Seven Lively Arts 1944) arr by Jay Althouse
Don't Fence Me In (Adios Argentina 1934, 1944) arr by Philip Hagemann Greg Spires, Tony Dunlap, and Matt Sims, soloists
It's De-Lovely: A Portrait of Cole Porter arr by Kirby Shaw
I. It's De-Lovely (Red, Hot and Blue, 1936) 
II. Always True to You in My Fashion (Kiss Me, Kate, 1948) Julie Harms, Julia Grimm, Lisa Davol and Carrie Walters, quartet  
III. In the Still of the Night (Rosalie, 1937)
IV.  From This Moment On (Out of This World, 1950)
Encore: Friendship arranged by Greg Gilpin
Conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina. Piano accompaniment by: Dr. Jennifer Luiken, Associate Professor of Voice at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC.

Spring Concert - March 2010
"We Get a Kick Out of Cole"
A Celebration of the Music of Cole Porter

Featured works, of the American composer/songwriter Cole Porter (1891-1964) for the performance at St.Paul's Episcopal Church in beautiful downtown Summerville were:
Anything Goes arranged by Philip Kern (b.1957)
Blow, Gabriel, Blow arranged by Philip Kern (b.1957) Ann Baggett and Tony Dunlap, soloists
I Get a Kick Out of You featuring Mark Sterbank, saxophone and Jennifer Luiken, piano
Night and Day arranged by Pete Schmutte
Just One of Those Things arranged by Mark Hayes (b.1953) Pam Gardiner, soloist
I've Got You Under My Skin arranged by Teena Chinn
Don't Fence Me In arr by Philip Hagemann Greg Spires, Tony Dunlap, and Matt Sims, soloists
Another Op'nin', Another Show arr by Teena Chinn
Easy to Love arranged by Paris Rutherford with Sherry Teves, Matt Sims, Chris Falter, Audrey Darby and Jennifer Gossett, soloists and featuring Mark Sterbank on saxophone
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye arr by Jay Althouse Jennifer Gossett and Chad Johnson, soloists
It's De-Lovely: A Portrait of Cole Porter arranged by Kirby Shaw I. It's De-Lovely II. Always True to You in My Fashion Julie Harms, Julia Grimm, Lisa Davol and Carrie Walters, quartet  III. In the Still of the Night  IV.  From This Moment On
Friendship arr by Greg Gilpin
Conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina. Instrumentalists were: Dr. Jennifer Luiken, Associate Professor of Voice at Charleston Southern University, piano, Ben Rhodes, percussion, David Michael Ruddy, bass and Mark Sterbank, saxophone.

Fall Concert - November 2009
"I Hear America Singing"

A patriotic salute to veterans. . Featured works, and composer/arrangers/poets for the performance at St.Luke's Lutheran Church in beautiful downtown Summerville were:
The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) and John Stafford Smith (1750-1836), arr by Robert Edgerton (b.1937)   Jennifer Gossett, Trumpet
America ( My Country 'Tis of Thee) arr by Robert Edgerton (b.1937)
A Procession Winding Around Me by Jeffery Van (b.1941) based on the poem by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) I.  By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame  II.  Beat! Beat! Drums  III.  Look Down Fair Moon and  IV.  Reconcilation  Featuring: Christopher Teves, Classical Guitarist
I Hear America Singing arr. by Andre' J. Thomas (b. 1952) Olivia Cresswell, Accompanist
Song of Democracy by Howard Hanson (1896-1981) based on the poem "An Old Man's Thoughts of School" by Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor by Irving Berlin (1888-1989), based on the sonnet "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), arr by Roy Ringwald (b.1910)
Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) and William Steffe (1830-1890), arr by Peter J. Wilhousky (1902-1978)
Conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Director of the The Singers of Summerville, and Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina.

2008 - 2009 Season

Piccolo Spoleto
Choral Artists Series Concert - May 2009

"How Sweet the Music"
by the
Combined Choirs
of the
Singers of Summerville
and the
Charleston Southern University Concert Singers

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival is produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is funded in part by grants from the City of Charleston; Charleston County; South Carolina Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Piccolo's mission is to provide access to the Spoleto Festival experience for everyone, regardless of their economic, social or physical circumstances and to provide the opportunity for excellent local and regional artists, writers and performances to be presented in Piccolo's local venue. Featured works and composers for the performance at St. Philip's Episcopal Church were:
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen from Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Three Scottish Folksongs: O Whistle and Iíll Come to Ye, Soloist: Aubrey Bruce Darby My Loveís in Germany, Soloist: Kelsi Whitehorn and Iíll Ay Call in by Yon Town, Accompanists: Janet Elshazly and Susan Cadwell arr. by Mack Wilberg (b.1955) - AMOR DE MI ALMA (You are the Love of My Soul) and How Can I Keep From Singing? by Z. Randall Stroope (b.1953) - Serenade To Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Words by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Soloists:Ashley Wulf, Matt Sims, Kendrick Moses, Robert Culbreth, Tanner Nix, Tony Dunlap, Shanelle Woods, Laquavia Alston, Mary Fabel, and Betsy Ivonowsky - Ride On, King Jesus, Soloist: Laquavia Alston and Hear My Prayer by Moses Hogan (1957 - 2003) and When In Our Music God Is Glorified arr. by Mark Hayes with lyrics by Fred Pratt Green. The entire ensemble was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University and Choral Director of the Singers of Summerville.

Spring Concert - March 2009
"The Genius of Gershwin"

A musical salute to the celebrated music of American composer George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) and lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896 - 1983). Featured works, and composer/arrangers for the performance at Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville were:
GERSHWIN AND LOVE Strike Up The Band (1930)  Soon Soloist: Tony Dunlap 
The Goldwyn Follies (1938) 1. Love Is Here To Stay arr by Kirby Shaw  2. Love Walked In arr by Steve Zegree 
GERSHWIN AND OPERA  Porgy and Bess (1935) arr by Clay Warnick
1. I got plenty o'nuttin'  2. Summertime Soloist: Mary Fabel   3. It ain't necessarily so  4. Bess, you is my woman now  5. There's a boat dat's leavin' soon)
GERSHWIN AND FILM  A Damsel in Distress (1937)   1. A Foggy Day arr by Russell Robinson Soloists: Julie Harms and Dennsi Olewine  2. Nice Work If You Can Get It  arr by Greg Gilpin Soloists: Lisa and Tom Davol  Shall We Dance (1937)   1. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off arr by Russell Robinson Flute:Jennifer Gossett 2. Slap That Bass arr by Larry Shackley
GERSHWIN AN AMERICAN CLASSIC  Gershwin! A Concert Panorama arr by John Higgins
1. Fascinating Rhythm  2. An American in Paris  3 . Somebody Loves Me Soloist: Jonathan Torres 4. I've Got a Crush on You Soloist: Rachel Peterson  5. Someone to Watch Over Me  6. Swanee  7. Strike Up the Band  8. S'Wonderful  9. The Man I Love  10. Enbraceable You  11. Rhapsody in Blue  12. I Got Rhythm
 Accompanists:Susan Cadwell, piano - Kevin Gossett, string bass - Ben Rhodes, drum set
 Summerville Baptist Technical Support:Ed Barnes,Paul Barnes,Kay Holeman,Eddie Sayetta,Fred Worthy and Susan Worthy

Fall Concert - October 2008
"Brahms Requiem"

Ein deutches Requiem, Opus 45 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)  Performed by the
combined ensembles of the Charleston Southern University Combined Singers, Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir, and the Singers of Summerville accompanied by the Festival Orchestra featuring instrumentalists from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Southern University faculty and students. Featured soloists were: Soprano
Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis Assistant Professor of Music at Charleston Southern University, and Baritone Dr. Anthony Offerle, Associate Professor at the University of Florida School of Music. The entire ensemble was conducted by Dr. Valerie Bullock, Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University.

2007 - 2008 Season

Piccolo Spoleto
Choral Artists Series Concert - May 2008

"Songs of Faith and Freedom"
by the
Combined Choirs
of the
Singers of Summerville
and the
Charleston Southern University Concert Singers

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival is produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is funded in part by grants from the City of Charleston; Charleston County; South Carolina Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Piccolo's mission is to provide access to the Spoleto Festival experience for everyone, regardless of their economic, social or physical circumstances and to provide the opportunity for excellent local and regional artists, writers and performances to be presented in Piccolo's "local venue." Featured works and composers for the performance at St. Matthew's Church were:
Songs of Faith by Paul Basler (b.1963)   Featuring Brandon Nichols, French Horn and Susan Cadwell, Piano - Psalm 150, Be Thou My Vision, Ubi Caritas, Psalm 23, and Alleuia.
The Testament of Freedom by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)  A Setting of Four Passages from the Writings of Thomas Jefferson composed in honor of the two hundredth anniversity of his birth. Featuring The CSU Festival Wind Ensemble - I-The God who gave us life, II-We have counted the cost, III-We fight not for glory and IV-I shall not die without hope.

Spring Concert - March 2008
"Musicals of the 50s and 60s"

A musical tribute to the great era of Musicals. Featured works, and composers for the performance at Summerville Baptist Church in beautiful downtown Summerville were:
Oliver (1960) by Lionel Bart (1930 - 1999)  (1. Consider Yourself   2. Where Is Love?  
3. Oom-Pah-Pah   4. As Long As He Needs Me   Soloist: Soprano - Jennifer Gossett 
5. I'll Do Anything   6. Who Will Buy   Soloist: Soprano - Mary Fabel  7. Consider Yourself)
Paint Your Wagon (1951 ) by Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) and Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)   (1. I'm On My Way   2. Wand'rin Star   3. There's a Coach Coach Comin' In   Soloists: Larry Kruger, Betsy McAmis and Stephanie Mellot   4. I Talk to the Trees   5. I Still See Elisa  
Soloist: Bass - Greg Spires 6. They Call the Wind Maria   Percussion: Frank Miley)
My Fair Lady ( 1956 ) by Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) and Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)
 (1. Get Me to the Church on Time  2. Wouldn't It Be Loverly   Soloist: Alto - Kelley Magnuson 3. The Rain In Spain  Soloists: Edward Barnes and Donna Gietl 4. With a Little Bit of Luck  
5. I Could Have Danced All Night   6. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face   Soloist: Baritone - Tony Dunlap  7. I Could Have Danced All Night  Dancers: Rachael Hedrick and Tony Dunlap)
Music Man ( 1950 ) by Meredith Wilson (1902-1984)  (1. Seventy Six Trombones  2. Pick A Little, Talk a Little and Good Night Ladies  3. Lida Rose and Will I Ever Tell You  4. The Wells Fargo Wagon   Soloists: Greg Spires, Lorraine White, Nate Nelson, and Susan Storm
5. Till there Was You  6. Seventy Six Trombones)
Camelot (1960 ) by Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) and Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)  
( 1. Camelot  2. I Loved You Once in Silence  3. How to Handle a Woman  4. If Ever I Would Leave You)
West Side Story (1956 ) by Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930) and Leonard Bernsteim (1918-1990) 
( 1.Tonight  2. I Feel Pretty  3. Maria Soloists: Kip Coerper, Al Abbott and Larry McKee
4. America  Soloists: Mishonna McCottry, Larry McKee, Donna Gietl and Betsy McAmis
5. One Hand, One Heart  Soloists: Larry Fitch and Sarah O. Carroll  6. Somewhere)

Fall Concert - November 2007
"How Can I Keep From Singing"

A program of sacred and secular music by American Composers born since 1950. Featured works, and composers for the performance at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in beautiful downtown Summerville were:
Songs of Faith by Paul Basler (b.1963)   Featuring Brandon Nichols, French Horn
Psalm 23, Ubi Caritas, Be Thou My Vision, and Psalm 150
Songs of Praise by Moses Hogan (1957 - 2003)
I'm Gonna Sing till the Spirit Soloists: Michael Weiss, Mary Fabel and Mishonna McCottry
Hear My Prayer, and Music Down in My Soul
Scottish Folksongs of Love by Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
Susan Cadwell & Sharon Hough, accompanists
O, Whistle and I'll Come to ye Soloist: Audrey Bruce Darby
My Love's in Germany Soloist: Carrie Livingston and I'll aye call in by yon town
Songs of Celebration by Z. Randall Stroope (b.1953)
How Can I Keep From Singing?, Amor de mi alma, and Homeland

2006 - 2007 Season

Piccolo Spoleto
Festival of Churches Concert - June 2007

"Songs of Thankfulness and Praise"

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival is produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is funded in part by grants from the City of Charleston; Charleston County; South Carolina Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Piccolo's mission is to provide access to the Spoleto Festival experience for everyone, regardless of their economic, social or physical circumstances and to provide the opportunity for excellent local and regional artists, writers and performances to be presented in Piccolo's "local venue." Featured works and composers for the performance at St. Philip's Church were:
- O Sing Joyfully by
Adrian Batten (1591 - 1637)
- Cantate Domino by
Giuseppe Pitoni ( 1657 - 1743)
- Exultate Justi by
Lodovico Viadana (C.1564 - 1645)
- Herr und Mund un Tat un Leben, BWV 147 by
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
- Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Maccabaeus by
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
- Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Soloist: Soprano - Krista Thurston
- The Heavens are Telling from The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Soloists: Soprano - Ashley Wulf, Tenor - John Stoney, Bass - Tony Dunlap

- Cantique de Jean Racine, Opus 11 by Gabriel Faure (1824 - 1924)
- Praise to the Lord arr. by
F. Melius Christiansen ( 1871 - 1955)
- I Thank You God by Lloyd Pfautsch (1921 - 2003)
- Seeds Grow to Plants from "Canticles of America" by
John Rutter ( b. 1945)
-Worthy to be Praised by
Byron J. Smith (b. 1957)
Soloists: Tenor - Josh Gragg,  Mezzo Soprano - Lisa Mcleod

Spring Concert - March 2007
"A Grand Night for Singing"

A musical tribute to the works of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Featured selections of composer Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979) and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein (1895 - 1960) at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in beautiful downtown Summerville were:
- State Fair Choral Selection   (1. It's A Grand Night for Singing   2. That's For Me  
3. It Might As Well Be Spring   Soloists: Soprano - Susan Storm and Bass - John Nielsen  
4. All I Owe Ioway )

- Oklahoma Choral Selection   (1. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning   2. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top   3. People Will Say We're In Love   4. Oklahoma )
- Carousel Choral Selection   (1. A Real Nice Clambake   2. You'll Never Walk Alone   3. Blow High, Blow Low   4. If I Loved You   5. June Is Bustin' Out All Over )
- South Pacific Choral Selection   (1. Bali Ha'i   2. A Wonderful Guy   3. Younger Than Springtime   4. There is Nothin' Like A Dame   Soloist: Bass - Tony Dunlap   5. Some Enchanted Evening )

- The King and I Medley   and   Getting to Know You
- The Sound Of Music Choral Selection   (1. The Sound Of Music   2. My Favorite Things  
3. Do - Re - Mi   4. Climb Ev'ry Mountain )

Fall Concert - November 2006
"Praise and Thanksgiving"

A program spanning 500 years of sacred music. Featured works, and composers were:
- O Sing Joyfully by
Adrian Batten (1591 - 1637)
- Cantate Domino by
Giuseppe Pitoni ( 1657 - 1743)
- Exultate Justi by
Lodovico Viadana (C.1564 - 1645)
- Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Maccabaeus by
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
- Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Soloist: Soprano - Krista Thurston
- The Heavens are Telling from The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Soloists: Soprano - Amie Spitzer, Tenor - John Stoney, Bass - Tony Dunlap

- Break Forth, O Neauteous Heavenly Light from The Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
- Tollite Hostias from Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921)
- Praise to the Lord arr. by
F. Melius Christiansen ( 1871 - 1955)
- I Thank You God by Lloyd Pfautsch (1921 - 2003)
- Seeds Grow to Plants from "Canticles of America" by
John Rutter ( b. 1945)
-Worthy to be Praised by
Byron J. Smith (b. 1957)
Soloists: Tenor - Josh Gragg,  Mezzo Soprano - Lisa Mcleod

Special Fall Concert Presentation - October 2006
"Mozart Requiem KV626"

A 215th Anniversary Performance by the Combined Choirs of the Charleston Southern University Ensembles ( Bel Canto Woman's Chorale, The Concert Singers vocal ensemble, and the Singing Buccaneers Men's ensemble ) and the Singers of Summerville accompanied by a Combined Orchestra featuring instrumentalists from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Southern University faculty and students. Soloists were:

Tenor - Walter Cuttino - Artistic Director of the Palmetto Opera, conductor of the Palmetto Mastersingers and Director of Music at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church
Soprano - Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis - Vocal Music Artist-In-Residence at CSU
Mezzo Soprano - Dr. Jennifer Luiken - Asst Professor of Voice and Director of the Charleston Southern University Lyric Theater
Baritone - Dr. Anthony Offerle - University of Florida director of the opera workshop program, and the instrumental/vocal ensemble director for the fall musical.

The entire ensemble was conducted by: Dr. Valerie Bullock, Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University and current Director of the Singers of Summerville.

2005 - 2006 Season

Spring Concert - May 2006
"An American Sampler"

A celebration of choral music by American composers. Featured works and composers were:
- Modern Music by
William Billings (1746 - 1800)
- Beautiful Dreamer by
Stephen Foster (1826 - 1854)
- Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me? Early American, arr. by
R. DeCormier (1905 - 1989)
- Come Ye That Love the Lord, God Is Seen and
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal arr. by
Alice Parker
- Selections from Frostiana (Poems of Robert Frost) 1. The Road Not Taken 2. The Pasture 5. A Girl's Garden and 7. Choose Something Like A Star by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
- Hosanna in Excelsis by Brent Pierce (b. 1940)
- Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop (b. 1949)
- All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord! by Rene Clausen (b. 1953)

Fall Concert - November 2005
"A Celebration of Anniversaries"

A program of choral selections representing milestones in the lives of composers whose birth or death dates we recognized in 2005. Featured works and composers were:
- Blessed are Those and O Nata Lux by
Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)
- Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by
Elizabeth Poston (1905 - 1985)
- I Believe This is Jesus, We Shall Walk Through the Valley, and Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord by
Undine Smith Moore (1905 - 1989)
-Fa Una Canzona and Dolcissimo Ben Mio by
Orazio Veecchi (1550 - 1605)
- Exaltation, Lamb of God, and Praise to the Lord by
F. Melius Christiansen ( 1871 - 1955)
- O Little Town of Bethlehem by
Dale Warland
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas by
Arthur Warrell

2004 - 2005 Season

Spring Concert - May 2005
"Birds, Love, and Springtime"

A program of choral selections representing compositions about birds, love, or springtime. Featured works and composers were:
- Spring Returns by
Luca Marenzio (1553 - 1599)
- Il bianco e dolcecigno by
Jacob Arcadelt (1514 - 1557)
- Now is the Month of Maying by
Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603)
- The Blue Bird by
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)
- The Springtime of the Year by
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
- The Lark in the Morn by
Randall Thompson (1899 - 1984)
--Die Nachtigall and Lerchengesang by
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
- Where the Earth Meets the Sky (1. In Time of Silver Rain, 2. The Pasture and 3. Song of the Earth) by
Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)
- The Earth Adorned by
Waldemar Ahlen (1894 - 1982)
- Beautiful Savior arr. by
F. Melius Christiansen (1871 - 1955)

Fall Concert - November 2004
"Songs of Angels"

A program of choral selections making reference to angels featuring Latin motets of the late renaissance music, double chorus compositions, and twentieth-century American compositions. Presented works and composers were:
- Hodie Christus Natus Est by
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621)
- Angelus ad Pastores Ait by
Hans Leo Hassler (1564 - 1612)
- Duo Seraphim by
Jacob Handl (1550 - 1591)
- Marienlieder(1. The Annunciation 4. The Hunter) by
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
- Glory to God from the Messiah by
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
- Glory to God in the Highest by
Randall Thompson (1899 - 1984)
--The Angels and the Shepherds by
Stephen Paulus (b. 1949 )
- Alleluia by
Ralph E. Williams (b. 1953)
- Alleluia by
Randall Thompson (1899 - 1984)
- Alleluia arr. by
Sven Lekberg (1900 - 1984)

2003 - 2004 Season

Spring Concert - April 2004
"In Concert"

A program of late Renaissance English anthems, late eighteenth century compositions, late nineteenth century songs of nature, and folk songs which had their roots in America. Featured works and composers were:
- O Sing Joyfully by Adrian Batten (1591 - 1637)
- The Lord's Prayer by Robert Stone (1516 - 1613)
- If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)
- Come Let's Rejoice by John Amner (1579 - 1641)
- The Heavens are Telling from The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
- Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives by Ludwig von Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
- Songs of Nature, op.63 (1. Songs Filled My Heart, 2. When Evening Comes Chimes Fill the Forest, 3. Golden Harvest, 4. Up Sprang a Birch Tree Overnight, and 5. Oh, Here's a Day for Joyful Singing) by Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)
-Black Sheep arr. by
John Rutter
- Buffalo Gals arr. by
Alice Parker
- Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair arr. by
Stuart Churchill
- Drunken Sailor arr. by
Robert Sund

Fall Concert - November 2003
"Choral Music Through the Ages"

A sampling of sacred and secular choral music of the past five centuries. Featured works and composers were:
- Cantate Domino by
Giovanni Francesco Anerio (C.1567 - 1630)
- O Vos Omnes by
Tomad Luis de Victoria (C.1548 - 1611)
- Exultate Justi by
Lodovico Viadana (C.1564 - 1645)
- Hear My Prayer by
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
- Sing We and Chant It by
Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603)
- The Silver Swann by
Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
- Fair Phyllis I Saw by John Farmer (C.1565 - 1605)
- How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
- The Last Words of David by Randall Thompson (1899 - 1984)
- Ain't Got Time to Die arr. by Hall Johnson
- All My Trials arr. by Norman Luboff
- Ride the Chariot arr. by William Henry Smith