The Greenwood Festival Chorale is a non-auditioned community chorale. Chorale members are from Greenwood and surrounding areas who enjoy rehearsing on Tuesday evenings at Greenwood First Presbyterian Church. The Chorale presents 2-3 concerts per year – during the Christmas season, in June as a SC Festival of Flowers event, and frequently as part of the FESTIVA arts series of First Presbyterian Church. December and June concerts are held at Lander University in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Auditorium and often feature orchestral accompaniment. The current director, selected by the board after the resignation of Dr. Smith, is Steve Skinner.
The Artistic Director and Conductor for the Greenwood Festival Chorale from 2015 to 2017 was Marion Smith, Ph.D. He was instrumental in founding the Greenwood Civic Chorale in the mid-1980s while he served as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Concert Choirs at Lander University 1984 to 87. He retired after his last position as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music at Eckert College in Florida. He has a most distinguished resume’ of accomplishments. We are fortunate to be able to encourage him to help the Greenwood Festival Chorale as a part of his retirement plan. We all are delighted with his enjoyable and profitable rehearsals and his creative approach to music selections. Come and sing with us for the Festiva concert.
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