Concert History with Soloists

Concert History with Soloists




2021-2022 – Celebration of 60th Anniversary Season – Bing Vick 40th Anniversary as Conductor

October – 60th Anniversary Celebration

Brahms A German Requiem (*first work performed by Greenville Civic Chorale, 1961)
Dan Forrest – “Gloria in excelsis” from LUX: The Dawn from On High
Dan Forrest – “St.Patrick’s Prayer” (commissioned for 50th Anniversary of Chorale)

December – Handel Messiah

February – 24th Annual Winter Concert: Herring Chamber Ensemble

J.S.Bach Mass in B minor

May – 60th Anniversary Celebration


2020-2021 – 60th Season — cancelled because of Covid


2019-2020 – 59th Season

October – Mozart and Bach with Greenville Symphony Orchestra – Peace Center

Mozart Requiem (Maunder edition)

Kathryn Knauer, soprano; Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano; Grant Knox, tenor; David Parker, bass-baritone

Bach Magnificat in D

December – 36th annual “Christmas with the Chorale” – McAlister Auditorium

Britten Ceremony of Carols

Guest choir: High Point Academy Honors Concert Choir

February – 23rd annual Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Daniel Chapel, Furman University

Handel – Messiah Part Three with Chorale Chamber Orchestra

April – “Happy Birthday Beethoven” with Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel, cond – Peace Center

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral Symphony”

June – 16th annual Lakeside Patriotic Concert

2018-2019 – 58th Season

October – “Bluegrass and Big Band” – Peace Center

Tim Sharp “Come Away to the Skies: a high lonesome mass” with Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band
“Duke Ellington Sacred Concert” with Greenville Jazz Collective

December – Handel Messiah Part One and Two 35th annual “Christmas with the Chorale” – McAlister Auditorium

February – 22nd Annual Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Daniel Chapel, Furman University

Kiawee Island Concert

April – Chorale as Orchestra, FBC

Rushingbrook Childrens Choir

2017-2018 – 57th Season

October – “The Music of Dan Forrest” with Greenville Symphony Orchestra – Peace Center

Daniel Forrest – Requiem for the Living

Lisa Barksdale, soprano; Grayson Sloan, tenor

Daniel Forrest – LUX: the Dawn from on High (World Premier)

Kathryn Knauer, soprano; Paul Sewell, tenor

commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Greenville Chorale, world premier

December – 34th annual “Christmas with the Chorale” – McAlister Auditorium, Furman University

Eleanor Daley – Requiem

April – Verdi Requiem with GSO, Edvard Tchivzhel, cond.

2016-2017 56th Season

October – Jewish Musical Monuments – Peace Center

Ernest Bloch – Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)

David Parker, bass-baritone

Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms

December – 33rd Annual Family Christmas Concert “Christmas with the Chorale” – McAlister Auditorium

With Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

February – 20th Annual Winter Concert – HERRING CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – Daniel Chapel, Furman University

“The World Beloved – a bluegrass mass”

April – “A Slice of American Pie” – FBC Gville, Taylors FBC

June 29 – 13th annual Lakeside Patriotic Concert

2015-1216 55th Season

October – “Serenade and Songs” – Peace Center

Ralph Vaughn Williams “Serenade to Music”
Carl Orff – Carmina Burana Kathryn Knauer, Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant Knox

December – 32nd “Christmas with the Chorale” McAlister Auditorium

Blue Ridge HS Concert Choir, Laura Morris, dir

February – 19th Annual Winter Concert – HERRING CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Britten – Hymn to St.Cecilia, Brahms Liebeslieder, Op 52, Howells Requiem

April – “A great Sacred Song Fest” – FBC Gville, Taylors FBC

May – Women of Chorale with GSO, Mahler 3rd Symphony

June 30 – 12th annual Lakeside Patriotic Concert

2014-2015 54th Season

October – “Peace and Hope”

R.Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem
Johannes Brahms, Nänie
Dan Forrest, Requiem for the Living
G.Mahler, finale from Symphony No. 2

December – 31st’‘Christmas with the Chorale” – McAlister Auditorium

With Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Rutter – Gloria
Tavener – Little Lamb; Rutter- Go tell it on the mountain; Bass- Fanfare (Joy to the world)

February – 18th Annual Winter Concert – Chorale Chamber Ensemble

April – “Music’s Power” (Bruckner, Lauridsen, Gorecki, Forrest, Tavener, Orban, Stroop, etc.)

2013-2014 53rd Season

October – “From Broadway with Love” – Peace Center

A salute to Big Bands
Easy to Love Betsy Bishop, mezzo

December – 30th Annual Family “Christmas with the Chorale

Seneca HS Honors Chorale, Diane McFarlane, dir.

February – 17th Annual Winter Concert, Chorale Chamber Ensemble “Bach, Brahms and Others”

Bach – “Jesu, meine Freude”; Brahms “Alto Rhapsodie”; etc.

April – with Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel, conducting

Verdi Four sacred pieces, Te Deum, Stabat Mater
Poulenc – Gloria Verdi – Triumphal March

2012-2013 52nd Season

October – “Chorale Goes Broadway” An evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics

Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano; Greenville Symphony Orchestra

December – “A Carolina Christmas” 29th Annual Family Christmas concert

With Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

February – 16th Annual Winter Concert – Daniel Chapel, Furman

Faure – Requiem

April – “We Have Song” – FBC, Greenville

R.Thompson, J.Brahms, Ginastera, Chesnokov, Warland, Moses Hogan

2011-2012 51st Season

November – at First Baptist Church – B.Britten – St.Nicolas (with Keith Jameson, tenor)

Benjamin Britten – St.Nicolas

Keith Jameson, tenor

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Mass in G Minor

December – 28th Annual Family Christmas Concert – McAlister Auditorium, Furman University

With Blue Ridge Concert Choir, Chorale Brass – Bass – Gloria

February – 15th Annual Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

“Sacred Music for a Sacred Place” Mathias, Miskinis, Pärt, Whitacre, Kilstofte, Lauridsen, Forrest, R.Shaw

May – Beethoven Symphony No.9 “Choral” biennial collaboration with Gville Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel

June 28 – 8th annual Patriotic Concert, Furman Lakeside Concert Series

2010-2011 50th Anniversary Season BV 30th Anniversary

October – Johannes Brahms A German Requiem

Kathryn Knauer, soprano David Parker, baritone
Robert Powell – “Rejoice in the Lord” Dan Forrest – “St.Patrick’s Hymn” commissions

December – 27th Annual Family Christmas Concert 4TH TIME with Hendersonville Symphony Orch

Friday at McAlister Auditorium, Saturday at Mud Creek Baptist Church, Hendersonville

February – 14th Annual Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert

Rutter Requiem and works by Dickau, Forrest, Hobby, Staheli

May – Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Deanna McBroom, soprano Susan Shafer, mezzo Randall Black, tenor Daniel Washington, bass

June 30 – 7th Annual “Patriotic Concert” Furman Lakeside Concert Series

2009-2010 49th Season

November – Rachmaninoff – All-night Vigil (Vespers) at First Baptist Church

December – 26th Annual Family Christmas – with Blue Ridge HS Choir P.Paterson Magnificat

February – 13th annual Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert

Bach “Lutheran Mass” in G major; Britten “Rejoice in the Lamb”

May – Opera Choruses with GSO, Edvard Tchivzhel conducting

July 1 – Sixth Annual “Patriotic Concert ” Furman Lakeside Concert Series

2008-2009 48th Season

October – MUSICAL SALUTE TO AMERICA – Gershwin, Bernstein, R.Thompson “Testament”

December – 25th Annual Family Christmas – with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

Handel, MESSIAH Friday – PCPA Saturday – Porter Center, Brevard
Karen Parks, sop; Betsy Bishop, mezzo; Keith Jones, tenor; Jacob Will, bass

February – 12th Annual Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert (Debussy, W.Schuman, Faure MASS)

May – Verdi Requiem

Sarah Reese, sop; Susan Shafer, mezzo; Keith Jones, tenor; David Parker, bass

July 3 – Fifth annual Furman Lakeside Concert

2007-2008 47th Season

November – Haydn Lord Nelson Mass; PDQ Bach – Oedipus Tex, etc

Kathryn Rhyne, sop; Lucie Svatonova, mezzo; Keith Jones, tenor; David Parker, bass

December – Handel, Messiah, 2nd Annual “Carolina Christmas” with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

January – Chamber Ensemble does Haydn-PDQ at Greenwood Music Festival

March – In Memory – Durufle Requiem, Brahms Nänie, anthems AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

May – Mahler Resurrection Symphony with GSO, Edvard Tchivzhel, conducting

June – fourth annual Furman Lakeside Concert

2006-2007 46th Season

October – Mozart’s 250th – Requiem, Coronation Mass

Tamara Matthews, sop; Betsy Bishop, mezzo; Keith Jones, tenor; Jason McKinney, bass

December – “A Carolina Christmas” with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

February – Chorale Chamber Ensemble 10th Season (Schubert, Handel, etc)

April – concert version of Bizet’s Carmen (collaboration with GSO, Tchizzhel, conducting)

June – Third Annual Furman Lakeside Concert performance

August – Brevard Music Center – Mahler Resurrection Symphony

2005-2006 45th Anniversary Season – Bingham Vick,Jr., 25th Anniversary as Conductor

October – R.Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem

Tamara Matthews, sop; David Parker, bass
Commissioned work: Mark Kilstofte, Of Rivers Within

December – 22nd Annual Family Christmas Concert

Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols

February – Chorale Chamber Ensemble 9th Season (Mozart, Brahms, P.D.Q.Bach)

April – Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Gawthrop, Behold This Mystery

2004-2005 44th Season

November – John Rutter Mass of the Children and G.F.Handel Dettingen Te Deum

December – Handel’s Messiah

February – Chorale Chamber Ensemle 8th season

April – ARTISPHERE FESTIVAL – Mendelssohn’s Elijah

2003-2004 43rd Season

November – Beethoven Mass in C, Opus 86 and Big Band Music

Tamara Matthews, soprano; Trudy Fuller, mezzo; Chad Dyar, tenor; Jacob Will, bass

December – 20th Annual Family Christmas Concert

February – Chorale Chamber Ensemble

March – Chorale Chamber Ensemble and GSO Chamber; Grieg Peer Nynt

May – Rachmaninoff The Bells and Ravel Daphnis et Chloe (GSO collaboration, Tchivzhel, cond)

2002-2003 42nd Season

October – American Composers:

Gawthrop- In Quiet Resting Places, Kilsotoft- Endless Streams

Clausen – a New Creation, Lauridsen – Lux Aeterna

December – 19th Annual Family Christmas Concert

February – Herring Chamber Ensemble – 6th Season

April – J.S.Bach St. John Passion


October – Haydn The Creation

Cecilia Bertling, soprano; Keith Jones, tenor; Gary Poster, bass

December – 18th Annual Family Christmas

February – Herring Chamber Ensemble 5th season

May – Verdi Requiem (GSO collaboration, Edvard Tchivzhel conducting)

2000-2001 40th Anniversary Season bv 20th Anniversary

November – The Best of the Best – Chorale Celebrates 40th Anniversary

December – 17th Annual Family Christmas – Handel’s Messiah (complete)

Chorale soloists

February – Herring Chamber Ensemble

May – Berlioz Requiem Bingham Vick, Jr., conducting with Furman Singers, Orchestra (collaboration with GSO)


November: B.Britten St.Nicolas, J.S.Bach Magnificat

16th Annual Family Christmas Concert (Rutter Gloria)

Chorale Chamber Ensemble

Orff Carmina Burana – Edvard Tchivzhel, conducting (collaboration with GSO)


November: Beethoven Missa Solemnis – B.Vick, Jr. conducting (collaboration with GSO)

Jean Greer, soprano; Tonja Currier, mezzo; Keith Jones, tenor; Kenneth Shaw, bass

15th Annual Family Christmas Concert

Chorale Chamber Ensemble

April: Faure Requiem and Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom, Alleluia

Charleston: Piccolo Spoleto – Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom


November: Max Bruch’s Moses (modern premier)

14th Annual Family Christmas Concert

Chorale Chamber Ensemble premier

Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” – Edvard Tchivzhel, cond. (collaboration with GSO)

Karen Parks, soprano; Marian Najarian, mezzo


November: Music by African-American Composers, Brazeal Dennard, guest conductor

13th Annual Christmas concert: Handel Messiah

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem – B.Vick, Jr., conducting (collaboration with GSO)

Tina Thompson-Broussard, soprano; Daniel Washington, baritone


J.S.Bach Mass in B Minor

12th Annual Family Christmas Concert (Britten A Ceremony of Carols)

Mahler Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of Thousand” David Pollitt, cond. (collaboration with GSO)


September: Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky, David Pollitt, cond (collaboration with GSO)

11th Annual Family Christmas Concert

Music of American Composers: Clausen A New Creation, and Irving Berlin

Verdi Requiem – B.Vick, Jr., conducting (collaboration with GSO)

Karen Parks, soprano; Trudy Fuller, mezzo; Larry Gerber/Keith Jones, tenor; Jacob Will, bass


Orff Carmina Burana (with GSO)

10th Annual Family Christmas Concert: J.S.Bach Magnificat

Benjamin Britten War Requiem – South Carolina Premier


October: Salute to America

9th Christmas Concert: Handel Messiah

La Musique Francaise: Fauré, Poulenc Gloria, Duruflé Requiem

1993 Spoleto Festival in Charleston: Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky (the film) (collaboration with GSO)

1991-1992 BV 10th Anniversary

November: Mozart Requiem

8th Annual Family Christmas Concert: Rutter Magnificat SC Premier

Salute to Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, West Side Story


Mozart Mass in C Minor

7th Annual Family Christmas Concert:

Rutter Magnificat

Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem


November: Verdi Requiem

6th Annual Family Christmas Concert: Vivaldi Magnificat

February: Borodin “Polovtsian Dances” with GSO


Handel Messiah (first Chorale performance)

5th Annual Family Christmas Concert

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass


Brahms A German Requiem

4th Annual Family Christmas Concert

Puccini Missa di Gloria, Haydn Te Deum

Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” (with GSO, Peter Rickett)

1986-1987 – name changed to “Greenville Chorale”

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral” (with GSO)

3rd Annual Christmas Concert With Greenville Symphony

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Fauré Requiem


December – Bach Christmas Oratorio

Annual Christmas Concert with Greenville Symphony BV and Peter Rickett, conducting

Honegger King David


December – Christmas Concert with GSO – MESSIAH exerpts and Rutter carols

*Carl Beard, interim conductor (BV on sabbatical in England)

April – “Birthday Party for Handel” Handel Judas Maccabaeus


November – Bruckner Mass in E Minor, Rutter Gloria, R.Thompson Peaceable Kingdom

April – Verdi “Requiem


November – Bruckner “Mass in e minor”, Rutter “Gloria”, R.Thompson “The Peaceable Kingdom” (120 singers)

December – FIRST Annual Christmas Concert with Greenville Symphony BV and Peter Rickett, conducting

“Many Moods of Christmas” McAlister Auditorium

January – Haydn “The Creation” (115 singers)

May – Orff “Carmina Burana”

1981-1982 -Bingham Vick, Jr., new conductor and artistic director

January 1982- J.S.Bach Mass in B Minor (Kyrie-Gloria)

With GSO, McAlister Auditorium

May – Stravinski A Symphony of Psalms – Pendleton Street BC with GSO and Brass

1980 -1981

January – Mozart “Requiem”

May – opera exerpts

1979 – 1980

October – Borodin “Polovetzian Dances”

February – Haydn “Mass in d minor”

May – Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer and Schubert “Mass in G major”

1978 – 1979

January – Brahms A German Requiem

May – Folk Music from around the world

1977 – 78

Britten “Ceremony of Carols”, Respighi Laud to the Nativity

January – Verdi “Te Deum” with GSO

May – Choral Music of Black Americans (Weneell Whalum, guest cond.)


December -Handel Israel in Egypt

May – Mendelssohn The Conversion of St.Paul


Fauré Requiem

Bernstein Chichester Psalms


November – J.S.Bach Magnificat


Poulenc Gloria

April – Bloch – “Sacred Service”


November “an evening of Americana”

April – Bach Cantata No.4


November – Salute to Greenville Little Theater, McAlister Auditorium

April – Mendelssohn “Elijah” (Sid Buckley, Margaret Blackwell, Bing Vick, Sarah Reese)


Mozart Requiem

November -Mendelssohn The Conversion of St.Paul with GSO McAlister Auditorium

February – Beethoven 9th Sym. With GSO

May – with Gville Ballet: Menotti “The Gorgon, Unicorn and Manticore”

1969 – 1970

Fall – miscellaneous

January – Mozart Requiem with GSO McAlister Auditorium

May – Spring concert: Faure REQUIEM, exerpts from Kismet and Paint your Wagon

1968 – 1969 – name changed to “Greenville Civic Chorale”

December – Vivaldi Gloria, carols with GSO McAlister Auditorium

February – Schubert “Mass in G”, Bernstein “Chichester Psalms” with GSO McAlister Auditorium

May – Pops Concert with Gordon MacRae, McAlister Auditorium

1967 – 1968 Milburn Price, Conductor (1967-1981) David Gibson, accompanist

November – miscellaneous program (70 voices)

May – Salute to the Southeast (miscellaneous) 100 voices, McAlister Auditorium

1966 – 1967 Patrick Partridge, Conductor

November – Verdi Requiem – Gville Memorial Auditorium with GSO (80 singers) “small audience”

May –Bach “Magnificat”, McAlister Auditorium, Furman

August – Verdi REQUIEM – performed with Brevard Music Festival, summer

1965 – 1966 – Jerry Langenkamp, Conductor David Gibson, accompanist

Fall – Holst “Two Psalms”, Pachelbel “Magnificat”, Dvorak “Songs of nature”, spirituals; McAlister Auditorium

April – Brahms “Song of Fate” ,Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with GSO

May, 1966 – By Laws of The Rotary Civic Chorale

1964 – 1965

October – “A Night in Vienna” with members of GSO, Edwin Clark, accompanist

April – Haydn Creation with GSO, McAlister Auditorium (70 voices)

June – invited to perform at International Convention of Rotary International in Atlantic City

1963 – 1964

November 24: Mendelssohn – Elijah with GSO, McAlister Auditorium (60 voices)

March – exerpts from Messiah, Brahms, “Liebeslieder Walzer”, Randall Thompson “Frostiana”

With GSO, McAlister Auditorium



R.Vaughan Williams “Magnificat”
Brahms “Alto Rhapsodie”
concert with Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Wolff, soloist

March: mixed program, McAlister Auditorium (50 voices)

1961 – 1962

January – established as project of Rotary Club: “Rotary Civic Chorale” 40 voices

William Jarvis, Founder and Conductor; David Gibson, accompanist

Fall concert, 1961 – Johannes Brahms “A German Requiem”

Spring concert, 1962 – mixed program, Greenville HS Auditorium

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