Join us for our 86th season!
Dr. Elizabeth Mears


Welcome to the website of the Columbia Choral Society as we celebrate our 86th season. I am Dr. Elizabeth Mears, and I am delighted to serve as the new Music Director of the Columbia Choral Society. We are a mixed (SATB), auditioned choir whose mission is to perform the great choral masterpieces. We have the distinction of being the longest performing community choir in South Carolina. If you are a singer, we hope you can join us as we perform this year’s (great/outstanding/exceptional - in other words, too many "greats") works. If you are a lover of choral music, we hope you can join us at our concerts this year. The Board and I have been working throughout the summer, planning and preparing, and have created a season of collaborations with guest soloists, chamber orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, and exceptional high school vocalists and instrumentalists. I am excited about the upcoming season as we make this an amazing year of great music!

2016-17 Concerts

  • October 15: Brahms and Beethoven with the SC Philharmonic at the Koger Center
  • November 13: Romantic Era collaboration with Jacob Will at Incarnation Lutheran Church
  • March 26: Classical Era collaboration with District Two schools at Washington Street Methodist Church

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Auditions will be held August 6, 7, 13, 14, 2016. Click here to learn more.