The Furman Singers will begin and end their spring tour in Greenville singing for the worship services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sunday, March 4, at 9 and 11 a.m., and presenting two concerts on campus Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel.
All concerts are open to the public. The two concluding performances on March 12 and 13 are part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. All other tour concerts are free.
In addition to their stop at Westminster Presbyterian (2310 Augusta St.), the Singers will perform at these venues: Sunday, March 4: First Baptist Church (Augusta, Ga.) and First Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.); Monday, March 5: Grace Church Cathedral (Charleston, S.C.); Tuesday, March 6: Cane Bay High School (Summerville, S.C.); Wednesday, March 7: Providence United Methodist Church (Charlotte, N.C.).
Conducted by Hugh Ferguson Floyd, music professor and director of the Furman Singers, the 58-voice 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 music by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Thompson, and Whitacre. The concert also features student conductors, Logan Campbell, Jackson McCarthy, and Madeline Stout.
The Singers are accompanied by Furman music professor and university organist Charles Tompkins, and student pianist, Robert Cushing.
For more information about the concerts, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu. Tickets may be purchased by phone or through Eventbrite (a 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. Under Floyd’s direction, the Singers have performed in Austria and the Czech Republic, England, Wales, Ireland and Germany.