Handel's "Messiah", With Guest Soloists and Orchestra

The Dutch Fork Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah, with guest soloists and orchestra, 7:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2017, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 170 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210. Suzanne Ringer, DFCS Artistic Director; William Douglas, Accompanist. The concert is free (donations accepted). Help us support St. Mary's Snack Pack Program by bringing snack pack items to the concert (click here for details). If you have questions please contact Jim Buck at (803) 318-0488 or (803) 414-2222, or email us at info@dutchforkchoralsociety.com.

December 2017 Concert Supports St. Mary's Snack Pack Program

To support St. Mary’s mission of helping food-insecure kids at Leaphart Elementary School, bring any of the items below to our concert on December 1, 2017. As you enjoy the Messiah, know that you helped kids in need!

Here's a list of items:

  • Canned pasta 
  • Juice boxes
  • Applesauce cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Granola bars
  • Rice Crispy treats
  • Individual-size boxes of cereal
  • Individual packages of fruit snacks
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Instant grits
  • Lance peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Slim Jim’s
  • Mac 'n' cheese
  • Ramen noodles
  • Ramen instant lunch

DFCS Announces 2017-2018 Concerts

The Dutch Fork Choral Society is happy to announce its 2017-2018 concerts:

  1. Friday, December 1, 2017 - Messiah (with orchestra and guest soloists) at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Irmo, supporting St. Mary’s Snack Pack Program (Leaphart Elementary).
  2. Friday, February 23, 2018 - Fundraiser Love Songs at Saluda Shoals River Center, supporting Sharing God's Love.
  3. Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Modern Composers (with guest choir from MidCarolina High School) at Chapin United Methodist Church, supporting Chapin We Care.

Angelic Voices

7:00 PM, April 21, 2017 St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
6952 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia SC

Suzanne Ringer, conductor
Laura Nevitt, conductor
William Douglas, accompanist

Requiem, Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

  1. Introit and Kyrie
  2. Offertory
  3. Sanctus with CrossRoads Intermediate Honors Chorus
  4. Pie Jesu
  5. Libera Me
  6. In Paradisum with CrossRoads Intermediate Honors Chorus

Selections by CrossRoads Intermediate Honors Chorus
Laura Nevitt, conductor

  • The Sally Gardens, Benjamin Britten
  • Windy Nights, Kirk Aamot
  • Homeward Bound Marta Keen, arr. Jay Althouse
  • Alleluia, W.A. Mozart

Dutch Fork Choral Society

  • Sing Me To Heaven, Daniel Gathrop (1949-)
  • In That Great Gittin' Up Morning, Jester Hairston (1901-2000)

Dutch Fork Choral Society Angelic Voices Concert Announced

The Dutch Fork Choral Society Angelic Voices concert is to be presented at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 7:00 PM Friday, April 21, 2017. This free concert (donations accepted) will be performed by DFCS and Crossroads Intermediate School Honor Choirs, with guest soloists Frieda Todd, soprano, and Lawrence Abernathy, tenor, and will include Requiem by Faure and several other selections from both choirs. St. Andrews Presbyterian church is located at 6952 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC.

Artistic direction: Suzanne Ringer (DFCS), and Laura Nevitt (Crossroads Honor Choir). Accompanist: William Douglas.

Jim Buck
(803) 318-0488
(803) 414-2222

Be Our Guest!

February 18, 2017
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
195 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin, SC

Suzanne Ringer, Conductor
William Douglas, Accompanist


  • Be Our Guest, William Douglas and Kay Brown, soloist
  • The Sound of Music
  • Do You Hear the People Sing, Richard Abercrobie and Joey Tucker, soloist

Specialities by the Chapin Chirpers

  • Side By Side
  • This Train Is Bound For Glory
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas

A La Carte

  • Give My Regards To Broadway, Laurie Seel
  • Send In the Clowns, Sherry Lazar
  • Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, Gloria Ziemer
  • Till There Was You, Mary Wessinger
  • On My Own, Tracey Hagerty
  • Slipping Through My Fingers, Janis Morgan

Main Course

  • Sugartime, DFCS Altos
  • Godspell, DFCS Ensemble
  • New York, New York, Robert White, Ed Henkler, Jim Buck, and Leaps of Faith
  • One, DFCS Men
  • Sister Act Medley, DFCS Women, Janis Morgan, Tracey Hagerty, Lil Mood, Andrea Stefaniak
  • Phantom of the Opera Medley

The Circle of Life