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Singers to perform seven concerts during tour

Furman singers with FloydThe Furman University Singers will be on tour Sunday, March 8 through Tuesday, March 17 performing at local and regional churches, with two closing concerts in Furman’s Daniel Memorial Chapel.

The closing concerts are Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Chapel on campus. Tickets for the closing performances are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. All other tour events are free and open to the public.

A schedule for the Singers’ seven tour stops follows:

Sunday, March 8
10:30 a.m. Worship
First Baptist Church
847 Cleveland Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601

Sunday, March 8
4 p.m. Evensong and Concert
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201

Monday, March 9
7 p.m. Concert
Viewmont Baptist Church
1246 2nd Street Northeast, Hickory, N.C. 28601

Tuesday, March 10
7:30 p.m. Concert
Church Street United Methodist Church
900 Henley Street, Knoxville, Tenn. 37902

Wednesday, March 11
6:30 p.m. Concert
First Baptist Church Athens
355 Pulaski Street, Athens, Ga. 30601

Monday, March 16
8:00 p.m. Concert
Furman University, Daniel Memorial Chapel, President  Elizabeth Davis to guest conduct
Part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students

Tuesday, March 17
8:00 p.m. Concert
Furman University, Daniel Memorial Chapel
Part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students

The concerts are conducted by Hugh Ferguson Floyd, D.M.A, Furman Music Professor and Director of the Furman Singers. Music Professor and University Organist Charles Tompkins, D.M.A, provides accompaniment, and Furman junior Grace Odell of Pelzer accompanies the Singers on piano.

The 90-voice ensemble continues a tradition of performance nearly 70 years old. The Singers will present new choral music from both the sacred and secular repertoire as well as traditional favorites. The performances are made possible in part by the Nelle and Ken Brown Music Fund.

For more information about the concerts, call the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086.

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