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

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

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