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Furman Singers go on tour, close with two concerts March 13 & 14

The Furman Singers will take their music on a five-city tour beginning March 5, and will cap the tour with two concerts Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus.

The closing performances by the 70-voice ensemble are part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. The events are also part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program. Other tour concerts are free and open to the public.

The tour schedule for the Singers follows:

First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C. is one of the Singers’ tour stops.

Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m. Worship Service
The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Monday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Richmond, Va. 23220

Tuesday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Richmond, Va. 23226

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Greensboro, N.C. 27401

Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m.
The Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514

Monday, March 13, 8 p.m.
Furman University
Daniel Memorial Chapel
Greenville, S.C. 29613
Tickets: $5-$12

Tuesday, March 14, 8 p.m.
Furman University
Daniel Memorial Chapel
Greenville, S.C. 29613
Tickets: $5-$12

Conducted by Hugh Ferguson Floyd, music professor and director of the Furman Singers, the ensemble continues a tradition of performance over 70 years old. The Singers will present traditional favorites and new choral music from both the sacred and secular repertoire including “Prayers from the Ark” by Ivor R. Davies. The concert also features student conductors leading the ensemble.

The Singers are accompanied by Furman music professor and university organist Charles Tompkins, and student organist Kevin Edens (Marietta).

For more information about the concerts, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu. Tickets for the closing concerts at Furman may be purchased by phone or through Eventbrite (small processing fee applies).

About the Furman Singers
Founded in 1946 by DuPre Rhame, and conducted by Bingham Vick, Jr. from 1970-2010, the Furman Singers choir is recognized as one of America’s premier collegiate ensembles, touring annually throughout the East and the Southeast United States, performing for churches and schools and other public functions. Under the direction of Hugh Ferguson Floyd, the choir presents concerts and performances on campus, including two major performances with the Furman Symphony Orchestra.

Beginning in 1974, biennial summer concert tours abroad have taken Furman Singers to many of the great churches and cathedrals of Europe. In 1990, the Furman Singers visited Moscow and was the first choir since 1917 to sing in the historic Cathedral of the Assumption inside the Kremlin. Recently, the Singers performed in Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Dublin, Cardiff and London. Last season, the Singers toured Germany.

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