Author: Greenville Chorale

Benjamin Dobbs, baritone

Benjamin is Coordinator of Music Theory and Composition at Furman University. He holds a Ph.D. in music theory with a related field in music history from the University of North Texas. His primary area of research explores the development of music and musical thought in early modern Germany. He also studies the efficacy of assessment practices in music theory curricula, for which he collaborates with his wife, Shana Southard-Dobbs, Ph.D., a psychological scientist at Lander University.

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David Parker, bass-baritone

David G. Parker, DMA, CMVT, is chairman of the vocal studies program at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina where he teaches private voice, music technology and diction for singers. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in voice performance in 1986. While at Michigan David was a soloist with the Michigan Chorale on an international goodwill tour representing the United States to Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. His voice teachers have included Charles, Koelsch, William McCauley, Andrew White, John McCollum and Sherrill Milnes. He has soloed under many prestigious conductors including Lloyd Pfautsch, Donald Neuen, Gustave Meier, Bingham Vick and Dwight Gustafson.

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Craig Philip Price, bass-baritone

Craig is a South Carolina native and has lived in Greenville since 2019 where he serves on the voice faculty at Furman University and is a soloist at First Baptist Greenville. He holds degrees in voice performance from Furman and Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. Prior to returning to South Carolina, Dr. Price sang with opera companies around the country including Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera, Charlottesville Opera, and Opera Saratoga.

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…a toe-tapping evening

Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church – Worship and Arts Center | Greenville

Greenville Chorale and Greenville Jazz Collective
Adult: $40 Student: $20

The Chorale opens its 63rd Season with something old and new, something borrowed and something blue. Returning to the concert stage with the Chorale is the widely acclaimed Greenville Jazz Collective – outstanding jazz musicians from across the upstate…

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41st Annual Family Christmas with the Chorale

Greenville Chorale and Herring Chamber Ensemble Chorale Brass and Blue Ridge High School Concert Choir

Saturday, December 9, 2023 7:30pm McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
Adults $40 Students $20 Children under 12 $10

The Chorale’s annual “Christmas with the Chorale” has become one of the upstate’s most enjoyable and popular upstate holiday traditions.
Featured music includes the Randall Bass setting of “Gloria” for brass and Chorale, well-known carols arranged by John Rutter, beautiful Christmas settings by Dan Forrest, audience sing-along holiday music, “Merry Christmas” from the movie Home Alone, and even a song about “mean ol’ Mr. Grinch.”…

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