The Furman Singers will present closing tour concerts Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and March17, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Chapel on the Furman University campus. The Tuesday, March 17 concert includes a reception for Furman Singers alumni.
The concerts are open to the public. Tickets for the Sound Quality Series events are $20 adults, $15 seniors and $5 students/youth.
On their way to and from Disney World in Orlando, the Singers stopped to present concerts at churches in Augusta, Georgia, Jacksonville, Florida, and Columbia, South Carolina.
Furman’s Hugh Ferguson Floyd continues a beloved tradition that, prior to his arrival at Furman, was led by Bing Vick for 40 years. Conducting his tenth tour for the Singers, Floyd leads the Singers in a diverse array of music – songs in the English cathedral tradition, American folk songs and spirituals, contemporary music from Estonia and even selections by Dolly Parton.
The repertoire also includes “Non Nobis Domine,” composed by popular Greenville composer Dan Forrest.
Student conductor, Tyrese Byrd, a senior from Williamston, South Carolina, leads the Singers in “Ain’-a That Good News!” by William L. Dawson. Senior Robert Cushing of Decatur, Georgia, provides accompaniment on piano. Organ accompaniment is provided by University Organist Charles Tompkins.
For more information, contact the Department of Music at 864-294-2086, and FurmanMusic@furman.edu.