Music is the Gift of Life
And that gift applies whether you’re part of an appreciative audience or one of the singers, strengthening your mind and respiratory system.
Formed in 2001, the Dutch Fork Choral Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community choir serving Chapin, Irmo, and the surrounding communities. Through participation, members have the opportunity to share, preserve, and advance the art of choral singing in addition to developing their talents by performing a varied and challenging repertoire. From the sounds of Broadway to the spiritual works of composers such as Moses Hogan, this choral ensemble aims to please its audience through the gift of music!
The DFCS performs formal concerts throughout the year for the community, including The Lowman Home, a residential home for the aged. Rehearsals are held from 6:30-8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings from January to May and August to December. Newcomers are always welcome!
Kaleb Hilton, Artistic Director (August 2023-)
Kaleb Z. Hilton is the Director of Choral Activities at Blythewood High School, where he conducts five ensembles- Chorale, acaBengals, Treble Singers, Men’s Chorus, and Concert Choir. Additionally, Kaleb serves as the Assistant Vocal Director at the Tri-DAC Summer Arts Consortium. In addition to teaching, Kaleb is an active collaborative pianist and has accompanied choirs at the University of Kentucky, National American Choral Directors Association, Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Honor Choirs, and a variety of regional Honor Choirs and schools. Aside from Kaleb’s duties as a choir director and pianist, he is the organist at St. Simon & St. Jude Episcopal Church in Irmo, SC. A native of Henderson, KY, Kaleb received his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal and Instrumental Education from the University of Kentucky in the Fall of 2021.
Bradley Fuller, Accompanist (August 2018-)
A native of Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller began taking piano lessons at age eight. His study of the instrument continued throughout his middle and high school years, during which time he also played alto saxophone as a part his schools’ marching and concert bands. A student of Phillip Bush, Bradley graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2016 with a BA in Music as well as a BA in Economics.
Bradley is currently the host and producer of South Carolina Public Radio’s live, weekday classical music program, Sonatas & Soundscapes. He is also a pianist/accompanist for several churches in the Columbia area, which he calls home.