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Men’s and Women’s Chorale in concert March 3

The Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorale will present a concert Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman campus.

Conducted by music professor Dr. Vivian Hamilton, and assisted by Furman junior, Drew Whitlow (Savannah, Ga.), the concert is free and open to the public.

Furman junior and pianist Kevin Edens of Marietta, S.C., and other student musicians will accompany the more than 30 voices in the performance, which includes a blend of sacred music and secular English and Scottish folk songs and other traditional tunes.

For more information about the concert, contact the Furman University Music Department at (864) 294-2086.

About Dr. Vivian Hamilton

Vivian Hamilton is director of the Furman Chorale and a collaborative pianist in the music department. Previously, she was a singer for the Robert Shaw Institute Festival Singers where she worked with Robert Shaw, and studied conducting with Dan Lewis and Edvard Tchivzhel.

She has worked with choirs at Simmons College, Emerson College, the University of South Carolina, Northeastern University, and Clemson University. Hamilton conducted the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Chorale for 12 years, and is former president of the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association. Her choral conducting experience also includes work at Baptist and Methodist churches in Massachusetts and South Carolina, and in the public schools of Boston and Upstate South Carolina. She is active in the community as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

She has worked as a collaborative pianist in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout South Carolina. She served as Principal Keyboardist for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, playing celeste, piano, and harpsichord.

She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree in piano performance from New England Conservatory of Music, and bachelor’s in music education from Furman University.

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