DFCS Begins Rehearsals For 2018-2019 Season

It is almost time to start singing again! The Dutch Fork Choral Society will begin rehearsals for the 2018-2019 Season on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 pm at Chapin UMC. All Voice parts are needed. No auditions. Fees for the year are $60. We are extremely excited and fortunate to have the very qualified Kirstina Rasmussen Collins as our new artistic director! This season the DFCS will be presenting 3 concerts at locations and dates to be determined. Please come, greet old friends, welcome new voices and bring friends with you too.

Any questions, contact Jim Buck, at 803-318-0488 or email at jim@buckstrucks.com. Also, you can contact the society directly at info@dutchforkchoralsociety.com. Hope to see you in September.

Modern Composers

7:00 PM, April 26, 2018
Chapin United Methodist Church 415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin SC

Suzanne Ringer, conductor
William Douglas, accompanist

Special Guest:
Mid-Carolina HS Chorale
Sarah Bridges, director
Adam Cullum, accompanist
Cory High, percussion

Modern Composers

PART ONE (Dutch Fork Choral Society)

  • Viva La Musica, David L. Brunner
  • If Music Be the Food of Love, David Dickau
  • The Seal Lullaby, Eric Whitacre
  • The Awakening, Joseph M Martin

PART TWO (Mid-Carolina High School Chorale)

  • Sesere eeye, arr. Matthew Doyle
  • O Love, Elain Hagenberg
  • Bonse Aba, Victor C. Johnson
  • Kuimba!, Victor C. Johnson
  • No Time, Susan Brumfield
  • Praise His Holy Name, Keith Hampton

PART THREE (Dutch Fork Choral Society)

  • Zion's Wall, Aaron Copland
  • I Will Sing With The Spirit, John Rutter
  • The Road Home, Stephen Paulus
  • Let Everything That Hath Breath, Jeffery L. Ames

  • Bound for the Promised Land, Mack Wilberg (Combined Choirs)

Join us for "Modern Composers" concert 7:00 PM 4/26/2018 at Chapin UMC

The Dutch Fork Choral Society presents Modern Composers, with guest choir from MidCarolina High School, 7:00 PM Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Chapin United Methodist Church, 415 Lexington Ave, Chapin, SC 29036. Suzanne Ringer, DFCS Artistic Director; William Douglas, Accompanist. The concert is free (donations accepted). Help us support Chapin’s We Care Center by bringing non-perishable items to the concert www.chapinwecare.org/about-us. If you have questions please contact Jim Buck at (803) 318-0488 or (803) 414-2222, or email us at info@dutchforkchoralsociety.com.

DFCS Announces "Love Songs" Fundraiser Concert 23-Feb-2018

Love is celebrated by DFCS!

Come celebrate LOVE as the Dutch Fork Choral Society presents “Love Songs” Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm at Saluda Shoals Park River Center. This is our annual fundraiser concert and there will be desserts, libations, raffles, singing and FUN!

See a DFCS member for tickets. 8 person tables range from $100 - $200 each. Individual tickets also available. Non-perishable food items will be collected for ‘Sharing God’s Love’ food pantry. Questions? Call Jim Buck (803) 318-0488 or Jim Lindler (803) 920-3542. Additional information www.dutchforkchoralsociety.com.


7:00 PM, December 1, 2017 St. Mary's Episcopal Church 170 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia SC 29210

Suzanne Ringer, conductor
William Douglas, accompanist
Lauren Tomme, soprano
Julia Woodward, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Matthew Headley, tenor
Ramelle Brooks, bass-baritone

Messiah, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


  1. Sinfonia - Overture
  2. Recitative - Comfort Ye My People
  3. Air - Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
  4. Chorus - And The Glory of the Lord
  5. Recitative - Thus Saith the Lord
  6. Air - But Who My Abide the Day of His Coming
  7. Chorus - And He Shall Purify
  8. Recitative - Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive
  9. Air and Chorus - O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
  10. Recitative - For Behold Darkness Shall Cover the Earth
  11. Air - The People The Walked In Darkness
  12. Chorus - For Unto Us A Child Is Born
  13. Pifa - Pastoral Symphony
  14. Recitative - There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field
  15. Chorus - Glory to God
  16. Air - Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion
  17. Recitative - Then Shall The Eyes of The Blind
  18. Air - He Shall Feed His Flock
  19. Air - Come Unto Him
  20. Chorus - His Yoke Is Easy


  1. Chorus - Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
  2. Chorus - Hallelujah