Dutch Fork Choral Society Warms Up Your Winter

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The Dutch Fork Choral Society is kicking off a new season of singing with a new Artistic Director. Experienced choral singers welcomed and no audition required! By the time winter arrives, we will be concert ready and we'll be happy to warm you up with a mix of familiar Christmas carols, excerpts from Handel's Messiah, and some other beautiful music. There just might be a carol sing also for those audience members who may not have time for rehearsals but love the occasional opportunity to sing.

If you live in the Dutch Fork area, including Chapin, Irmo, and beyond, we'd love to see you!

Light From Darkness

7:00 PM, December 8, 2022
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
170 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia SC 29210

Sarah Elizabeth High, artistic director
Bradley Fuller, collaborative pianist
Cory High, percussion
Joan Longo, organ


  • Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light by J.S. Bach; Joan Longo, organ
  • Glow by Eric Whitacre
  • Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
  • Bright Morning Stars by Shawn Kirchner; Chandler Berry, tenor
  • A Patch of Light by Jacob Narverud; Alisa Rogers, Kirk Adams, Jim Linder, soloists
  • Siyahamba Arr. Russell Robinson; Cory High, percussion
  • There’s a Light in You by JaRon Brown; World Premiere Performance
  • True Light by Keith Hampton; Cory High, percussion; Peggy Aun, Jennifer Kraus, soloists

Resounding Joy

7:30 PM, November 30, 2018 St. Mary's Episcopal Church
170 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia SC 29210

Kirstina Rasmussen Collins, artistic director
Bradley Fuller, accompanist


  1. Hodie Christus Natus Est (a 8) by Giovanni Gabrieli (with brass)
  2. Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham (with brass and organ)
  3. Antiphonal Gloria by Vivaldi (with brass and piano)
  4. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
  5. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
  6. Bring a Torch,Jeanette Isabella and Fum, Fum, Fum
  7. A Christmas Carol by Charles Ives
  8. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  9. Peace, Peace by Rick and Sylvia Powell
  10. Joy to the World arranged by Frank Kuykendall

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)


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

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)