Past Concerts

Past Concerts

85th Anniversary Season (2015-2016)

Classic CCS

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 4:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1301 Richland Street, Columbia

Join the Columbia Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra for an afternoon of music composed during the Classical Period (1750-1820) by the three masters of the era.

Misericordias Domini, K. 222, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118, Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa in angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass), Hob. XXIi:11, Franz Josef Haydn

Jasmine and Jazz

Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30pm
Columbia Museum of Art
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Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00pm
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
810 Lyttleton St. Camden, SC 29020
Tickets for this concert should be purchased through their website: Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Dick Goodwin Big Band joins the Columbia Choral Society in the Premiere of a new work composed by Dick Goodwin and text by Camden poet Paddy Bell.

2014-2015 Concert Season


Fall Concert: In medio temporum

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Christ Chapel, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
4201 Main Street, Columbia

The principal works for this concert, which falls in between the seasons of fall and winter, are Eleanor Daley's Requiem, a beautiful, unaccompanied setting of traditional Requiem text combined with modern English language poetry; Gerald Finzi's Magnificat, an English language setting of the Canticle of Mary with brilliant organ accompaniment; and Francis Poulenc's Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël. Gustav Holst's combination of several Christmas carols in Christmas Day and Malcolm Williamson's setting of Mary Wilson's Vietnam War era poem, This Christmas Night, serve as a fitting end to our Fall Concert.


Spring Concert: Sacred and Secular

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:00pm
Incarnation Lutheran Church
3005 Devine Street, Columbia

This program pairs two lesser-known major works by two well-known composers. Antonín Dvořák's Mass in D major (Op. 86) is an intimate setting of the Mass masterfully written for chorus (with four soloists from the chours) and organ. Morten Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs on five poems by Robert Graves will showcase the talents of our accompanist, Matthew Ganong, on piano, alongside the chorus. The wonderful afternoon of music will reach its finale with the poetry of Walt Whitman set to music by Norman Dello Joio in his A Jubilant Song.